Muller's team recently discovered that they were scrapped at a meeting between Manaforth and a Russian lawyer who said that the FBI had active ties with Russian spy agencies. Both Manafort and Russian, Konstantin Kilimnik, deny consent, but admit that they were discussing a presidential campaign.
"This concerns a wider view of what we think of what is happening and what we consider to be a motive." Prosecutor Andrew Wiesmann told a judge last week when he heard closed doors. "I think it's very heart of investigating the office of a special lawyer."
Manafort's relationship with elusive Kilimnik is well documented. They have been working together in Ukraine for almost ten years, lobbying on behalf of pro-Russian politicians.
The motive for their interaction ̵
] t a million from his Ukraine. But, in fact, it broke down until it joined Trump's campaign in March 2016, largely because his wealthy patrons in Ukraine were forced from power in the 2014 revolution. As Wiesmann said, "Mr. Manafort had a liquidity problem."
Nevertheless, Weisman has pointed out to the court that Manafort worked for Trump's campaign for free.
On the other hand, some Democrats and rivals of Trump have long believed that if it was Campaign by Tramp's consent, then Manafort could become the core. After all, his Russian ties before the start of the campaign were great. And he just can not stop lying about them
"The darkest interpretation here is that Manafort was essentially a relationship between the Trump team and the Russian side," said Steve Hall, retired head of the CIA of Russia. "For me, the fact that Manaforth wanted to talk to the Russians about the campaign indicates that they were interested in the campaign, and not just trying to influence the Trump administration."
If the researchers have a theory about the motives of Manaforth – greed, conspiracy something between them or something else – they will soon have the opportunity to share it with the public. Next week they will submit memo notes that are expected to shed light on some of these unresolved issues.
69-year-old Manawfort faces 10 charges in two different federal jurisdictions and will be sentenced in the coming months. He can actually spend the rest of his life in jail.
At closed door hearings last week, Weisman said that Manafort could have repeatedly lied about his Russian contacts because he was trying to increase his shot at the President. So far, Trump has refused to exclude the pardon for his former head of the campaign.
"This is my opinion, but Wiesmann has some political bias, and at this point he probably thinks Trump is full of that and that frustration comes out," said Wang, a former federal prosecutor who previously represented. Deputy Manaforta Rick Gates. "But on the basis of his reputation for diligence, Weismann would not have said it at an open court session, unless they have evidence that would point to the value of what Manaforth conceals.