Mueller Files New Charges Against Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller filed new witness tampering criminal charges against ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort as well as Russian citizen and former Manafort operative Konstantin Kilimnik.

The superseding indictment — the third against Manafort lodged by a grand jury sitting in federal court in Washington, DC — came days after Mueller asked a judge there to revoke Manafort’s $10 million bail and jail him because of an alleged effort to tamper with witnesses.

Manafort, 69, and the 48-year-old Moscow resident Kilimnik were both hit with new charges accusing them of obstructing justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice by using intimidation or force against a witness, and also with tampering with a witness, victim or informant.

The charges echo allegations Mueller made Monday in his request to revoke Manafort’s bail.