The ruling concludes weeks of wrangling between Manafort's lawyers and the special counsel over whether he had intentionally lied to prosecutors, impeding their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
Former FBI director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about whether President Donald Trump pressured him to halt a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's links to Russia.
James Comey told lawmakers within the past few days that he had asked the justice department for additional manpower for the investigation into Russia's involvement with the 2016 presidential election, according to a congressional source.
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