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June 8, 2018 2:44 p.m.

This Week: Manafort May Be Headed To Jail, Senate Staffer Indicted For Leaks

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday secured a grand jury indictment of Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort’s former business associate on his lucrative Ukraine lobbying. The indictment also came with additional charges for Manafort; the two were charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice for trying to shape other witnesses’ testimony about their Ukraine work. Legal experts say the judge overseeing the case likely will agree with Mueller’s June 4 request to revoke Manafort’s current house arrest and send him directly to jail. President Trump complained that, during his campaign, “we should have been told that Comey and the boys were doing a number on [Manafort], and he wouldn’t have been hired!” A new lawsuit filed by Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti alleges that Daniels’ former attorney, Keith Davidson, “colluded” with Cohen by sharing privileged information about his client’s actions and trying to convince her to lie about her alleged affair with Trump. Per the complaint, Davidson served…

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