But while portions of the filing were supposed to be redacted and shielded from the public, court watchers were able to view the filing in its entirety by copying and pasting the redacted sections.
The Associated Press said it saw a redacted portion of the filing by the Manafort lawyers that wasn't properly blacked out showing that Manafort lied about sharing political polling data with Kilimnik while he was working on the Trump campaign. The filing was submitted under seal on Monday, and the redacted version released on Tuesday.
Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been accused by special counsel Robert Mueller of sharing polling data on the 2016 election with a Russian man linked to Moscow's intelligence agencies.
The sections posted online also stated that Mueller's office believes that Manafort lied to prosecutors about his discussions with Kilimnik about a "Ukrainian peace plan" and a meeting that Manafort had with Kilimnik when they both were in Madrid.
Konstantin Kilimnik, is a Russian-Ukrainian political consultant and is suspected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as being a Russian intelligence operative.
The filing says that a May 26, 2018, text message exchange with Manafort involved an unidentified "third-party" who was asking permission to name-drop Manafort if the person met with Trump.
But Mueller's office said Manafort had lied about at least five subjects, including his interactions with Kilimnik.
Manafort's lawyers provided no additional details about the "Ukrainian peace plan", in their filing.
Mueller claimed on November 26 that Manafort breached that September plea deal and committed crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the special counsel's office on "a variety of subject matters".
The polling data was shared in the spring of 2016, the Times reported, and while most of the polling in question was publicly available, some of the data shared was assembled by a private firm on behalf of the Trump campaign.
It's only a matter of time until those fake Craigslist job listings to be Manafort's new attorney to crop up so we might as well revel in this ongoing fever dream of incompetence. Manafort had told investigators he had no direct or indirect contact with White House officials since Trump's inauguration, but Manafort had been in touch with officials as recently as the spring, according to the special counsel's assertions.
"Mr. Manafort provided complete and truthful information to the best of his ability", Manafort's lawyers wrote.
In the filing Manafort's lawyers said they would not seek an evidentiary hearing to contest Mueller's allegations of lying, arguing that such factual matters could be addressed in a pre-sentencing report. "He also suffers from depression and anxiety and, due to the facility's visitation regulations, has had very little contact with his family".
The case is U.S. v. Manafort, 17-cr-201, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington).
For the two charges he now faces in DC federal court, Manafort could receive 17 to 22 years in prison, his plea agreement says.
Manafort was convicted in federal court in Virginia in August of bank fraud and tax evasion connected to his work in Ukraine. If he is found to have breached the deal, he would lose any sentencing credits for acceptance of responsibility, prosecutors said.