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Paul Manafort has not told Robert Mueller anything incriminating about Donald Trump: Report

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has not told prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team anything damaging about President Trump, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Rudy Giuliani, who represents Mr. Trump in the Russia investigation, told the news outlet that Manafort is speaking to Mr. Mueller’s team “about a lot of things, none of which are incriminating with regard to the president.”

Mr. Giuliani also said he spoke with Manafort attorney Kevin Downing as recently as last week.

Manafort has meet with Mueller prosecutors about half a dozen times since the longtime political operative agreed to cooperate with the government in exchange for avoiding a second trial in Washington, D.C., Mr. Giuliani told Reuters.

Manafort was convicted in Alexandria, Virginia, on financial fraud charges in August, and he pleaded guilty in September to violating foreign lobbying laws.

Mr. Giuliani said his conversations with Manafort’s legal team are part of a joint defense agreement, which allows attorneys representing separate clients to exchange information without violating attorney-client privilege.

However, legal experts told Reuters it is unusual that such an agreement would remain in place after a guilty plea.

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