WASHINGTON — On Friday evening, lawyers working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended that Paul Manafort, the president’s disgraced former campaign chairman, serve as many as 24 years in jail on charges brought in federal court in Virginia. This sentencing memo comes a day after a federal judge found that Manafort had intentionally lied to Mueller and his team in the course of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, violating his plea agreement.

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