Agent Domin: In May of 2018, two persons who Manafort worked with provided the FBI/Special Counsel with communications from Manafort and “Person A.”
The purpose? It was “an effort to influence their testimony and to otherwise conceal evidence.” Investigation is ongoing.
Here is one of the exchanges. Key part: “our friends never lobbied in the US”
Special Counsel would go on to provide exhibit after exhibit to prove lobbying efforts of these “friends” did take place in the US.
More exchanges. This part is big:
“Person D1 told the government that Person D1 understood Manafort’s messages to be an effort to “suborn perjury” by influencing Person D1’s potential statements.”
Finally, here is the Motion in full. All 90 pages with exhibits.