Mueller's probe has spent nearly $17 million in just under a year to chase down allegations of Trump's collusion with Russian Federation in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and has found none so far. Mr. Manafort does not know the individuals that the Special Counsel intends to call at his trial.
"The five previously charged counts against Manafort remain unchanged: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, and false statements".
The push to lock up Manafort could put additional pressure on him to cooperate with prosecutors.
Kilimnik worked with Manafort in Ukraine during that time, and during the 2016 election they were reportedly in regular contact.
Kilimnik has always been a close business colleague of Manafort's that prosecutors have said in previous filings has ties to Russian intelligence.
Mr Kilimnik appears unlikely to face these new charges in court. But beyond the direct effects this indictment will have on Manafort, Mariotti argued that it had wider implications for the Russian Federation investigation as a whole.
"That's what this is all about", the former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti told Business Insider. Trump has repeatedly denounced the probe as a "witch hunt" and denied any collusion took place.
The indictments came after Mueller's team accused Manafort of attempting to tamper with witnesses as he awaits trial of felony charges related to foreign lobbying work. One project was to assemble a team of European political leaders who could advocate for Ukraine's then-President Viktor Yanukovych - apparently independently.
The government has not charged Manafort with the crime of witness-tampering or obstruction of justice.
Kilimnik is not known to reside in the United States.
Sources familiar with the group's activities said that among its major figures were Alfred Gusenbauer, a former Austrian chancellor, and Romano Prodi, a former Italian prime minister. Second, it confirms our view that Mueller at least thinks that the evidence of Manafort's obstruction (with Kilimnik's help) is strong and is sufficient not just to revoke or modify Manafort's bail but to satisfy a criminal charge by proof beyond a reasonable doubt.