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U.S. judge sets June 15 hearing for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

FILE PHOTO Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, departs after a hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday ordered U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, to respond by Friday to the government’s bid to revoke or revise his release and set a June 15 hearing on the matter, according to a court filing.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing on Monday that Manafort had attempted to tamper with potential witnesses and asked the judge to revoke or revise an order releasing Manafort ahead of his trial.

(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Andrea Ricci)

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