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We have the transcript to the Feb. 13 sealed Manafort hearing, where Judge Jackson found Manafort lied/did not lie to the Special Counsel/FBI.

Excerpts below.
In rejecting the Special Counsel's claims that Manafort lied about Kilimnik's state of mind re: obstruction the Judge noted:

1) The Manafort 302 only contained Manafort's answers, not the FBI's questions

2) Without knowing the questions, how can the judge really say he lied?
Here the Judge notes she has been given no evidence to suggest Kilimnik is tied Russian Intelligence.

She declines to make a determination of that fact either way: "Outside the scope of this hearing"
However, the links - "any links" - to Russian intelligence was sufficient for a finding that Manafort's other Kilimnik-related lies were material.

Meaning: it was "material to the FBI's inquiry, no matter what [Kilimnik's] particular relationship was on that date."
Manafort's lawyers also presented evidence that "confirm that Kilimnik regularly spoke with [US] officials in the [US] embassy in Ukraine."

The Judge repeated her decision to not to make a finding of whether Kilimnik was a US asset at the time.
There's also a discussion of "another DOJ investigation."

Plugging in text - is this confirmation that Manafort is a cooperating witness in a SDNY case?

The text fits...
The rest of the discussion re: the other DOJ investigation - maybe you detectives can figure out what's redacted.
The Judge also held that the Special Counsel didn't show Manafort lied about his "indirect communication" with the White House.

She again notes that the Special Counsel did not provide her with the questions:

"I don't have the specificity I need"

"What was he asked?"
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