WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US federal judge has set a hearing for Tuesday to address allegations that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort broke his plea deal by lying to investigators, court orders showed on Monday.
"In lieu of the defence submission that is due on December 12, 2018, it is ORDERED that a scheduling conference is set," Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in a pair of court orders that scheduled the hearing for Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing last month that Manafort broke his plea deal by lying about his contacts with Russian officials and the White House while he was in prison.
Mueller's filing said Manafort "breached his plea agreement in numerous ways by lying to the FBI" about numerous things, including his interactions with Russian associate Konstantin Kilimnik. The document also stated that the former associate of then-presidential candidate Trump provided wrong information about a wire-transfer to a firm that was working for him, information relevant to another Justice Department investigation.