Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed new witness tampering criminal charges against President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort as well as his business associate Konstantin Kilimnik, who has close ties to Russian intelligence.
Mueller filed the indictment Friday in a D.C. court, accusing Manafort and an associate of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice, false statements and conspiracy to launder money, among other charges.
The move came days after Mueller asked the judge in Manafort’s case to revoke his bail and jail him because of an alleged effort to tamper with witnesses.
The superseding indictment filed by Mueller maintains five other prior criminal charges against Manafort, which relate to lobbying work he did on behalf of a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. Those charges include conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, and false statements.
Manafort is scheduled to go on trial in late July on related charges in federal court in Virginia. He also faces a separate trial in DC federal court in September.