Further, defense attorneys said the government identified no patterns to Manafort’s alleged lies.
Manafort agreed in September to cooperate with authorities while pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice through witness tampering.
His attorneys said Tuesday that Manafort has been kept in solitary confinement for his own safety. He’s turned over access to his electronic devices and email accounts as part of his cooperation.
Defense attorneys added that Manafort has suffered severe gout for several months of his incarceration that has sometimes been severe enough to require that he use a wheelchair.
“He also suffers from depression and anxiety and, due to the facilities visitation regulations, has had very little contact with his family,” his attorneys said.
A judge has ordered prosecutors to provide evidence to support the statements in dispute by Jan. 14.