US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE filed an indictment on Friday that charges a longtime associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortFox's Hannity sarcastically advises witnesses in Mueller probe to "follow Clinton's lead" and destroy their phones House Judiciary Dems question White House counsel on Trump pardons Former US attorney says Manafort will likely go to prison Friday MORE, Konstantin Kliminik, with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The latest indictment adds new charges related to accusations that Manafort engaged in witness tampering.
The new indictment contains no allegations involving Kilimnik's alleged ties to Russian intelligence.
Mr Manafort's lawyers had been given a deadline of Friday to respond to the charges of witness tampering.More news: Isolated Trump to face confrontation from America's closest allies
"Manafort, with the assistance of Gates, Kilimnik, and others engaged in a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign in the United States at the direction of Yanukovych, the Party of Regions, and the Government of Ukraine", the filing states.
According to a document filed on the bail issue, Manafort sought to persuade members of the lobbying outfit known as the "Hapsburg group" to describe their lobbying work as having taken place in Europe.
One of the charges Manafort is facing is failing to properly register as a foreign agent.
Here is the superseding indictment filed by Mueller on Friday.More news: Ford's Conservatives win Ontario election on populist platform
Judge Amy Berman Jackson has scheduled a hearing for June 15 at which she ordered Manafort, prosecutors and witnesses to appear to deal with the alleged witness-tampering.
The messages allegedly sent on WhatsApp were then backed up on Manafort's iCloud, according to prosecutors. There are four former campaign associates among the indicted - Michael Flynn, Richard Gates, George Papadopoulos and Manafort.
Manafort has pleaded not guilty in both cases.
Mr Mueller has yet to assert that Mr Manafort's Ukraine and Russian connections resulted in any election-meddling. "Cooperating isn't an option because he really didn't collude with the Russians at the Trump campaign's request", the source said.More news: U.S. chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
"He was a student of a military school in Russian Federation", lawmaker Volodymyr Ariev told The Times.