As part of a document meant to defend Manafort against accusations that he lied to federal prosecutors after signing onto a cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller, his defense counsel failed to adequately redact sections of their filing.
Paul Manafort's lawyers did a shoddy job redacting a new court filing - inadvertently revealing that he's accused of sharing polling data from the 2016 presidential election with an alleged Russian spy.
In those sections, Manafort's lawyers say he "conceded" having possibly discussed a Ukraine peace plan with Mr Kilimnik on more than one occasion.
And those portions revealed nuggets of information about Manafort's ties to Russian national Konstantin Kilimnik, who has been linked to the Kremlin.
According to prosecutors, he and Kilimnik contacted potential witnesses in Mueller's investigation, trying to tell them what to say if they were questioned - a federal crime. Manafort's attorneys disputed the characterization that Manafort authorized the unnamed person to communicate with Trump on his behalf, according to the concealed details of the filing.
Manafort's legal team argued in the filing that his client had been intensely busy managing Trump's White House campaign, and could not recall every communication.
Previously, the special counsel's office outlined five areas in which they believe Manafort lied, including about his contact with Kilimnik, who is of interest to the Mueller investigation, and about his communication with White House officials as recently as a year ago, but redacted some details of what they know and how they know it.
It's only a matter of time until those fake Craigslist job listings to be Manafort's new attorney to crop up so we might as well revel in this ongoing fever dream of incompetence.
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The lawyers further stated that Manafort's time in solitary confinement has negatively impacted his state of mind, and he was not able to prepare for his meetings with federal prosecutors.
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Manafort managed the Trump campaign for five months in 2016, during the time Mr Trump clinched his party's nomination What did we learn from the documents? "This does not constitute outreach by Mr. Manafort to the President", a redacted line in the filing claims, while another redacted sentence says another identified interaction is "hearsay purportedly offered by an undisclosed third party".
"Mr. Manafort provided complete and truthful information to the best of his ability", Manafort's lawyers wrote. "He also suffers from depression and anxiety and, due to the facility's visitation regulations, has had very little contact with his family".
Despite the deadline, the public record of Manafort's criminal case in DC District Court has not been updated since mid-December.
For the two charges he now faces in DC federal court, Manafort could receive 17 to 22 years in prison, his plea agreement says.
The longtime Republican consultant already faces a possible maximum, 10-year prison sentence in his District of Columbia case under federal guidelines for conspiring to cheat the Internal Revenue Service, violate foreign-lobbying laws and tamper with witnesses.
Manafort agreed to cooperate with Mueller when he admitted to two conspiracy counts in Washington on September 14, a month after jurors convicted him in Virginia of tax and bank fraud.