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Posted: February 28, 2018

Russia investigation: Manafort pleads not guilty, September trial date set

Paul Manafort
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Paul Manafort

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges levied against him last week in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling.

A judge in Washington set a Sept. 17 trial date for the case, according to multiple reports.

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