The alleged lack of evidence would be in sharp contrast to the repeated leaks from anonymous but highly placed government officials that led to the appointment of a special counsel. By Mollie Hemingway In a new filing demanding a full hearing on what Paul Manafort’s lawyers say is a series of illegal governmental leaks about his case, his legal team also reveals the government has provided no evidence of any contact between Manafort and Russian officials. The special counsel’s office says it has no evidence in its possession responsive to Manafort’s request for transcripts, notes, or tapes of any and all conversation or contacts between Russian intelligence or government officials and Manafort, according to the filing.
If you're wondering why the federal judge in the Manafort case might be so upset, take a gander at a bunch of legal filings from the case from earlier this week. https://t.co/XEHpQxYyZv— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 4, 2018