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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort violated his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by making a series of false statements during his interviews with investigators.

The big picture: Judge Amy Berman Jackson determined that Mueller provided sufficient evidence to prove three out of the five lies he alleged that Manafort told. Because he breached his plea agreement, Manafort will likely no longer receive leniency during his sentencing.

  • Jackson found that Manafort intentionally lied during conversations with the Mueller team about a wire payment, a separate DOJ investigation, and his contacts with longtime business associate Konstantin Kilimnik, who is suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence.
  • Jackson said Mueller did not produce sufficient evidence to prove that Manafort intentionally lied about his contacts with the Trump administration or Kilimnik’s role in obstruction of justice.

Go deeper: Mueller says Manafort continued Ukraine work after indictment

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NRA declares bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will seek to reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment."

The big picture: The move comes just months after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

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Biden: "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution

Joe Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden promised to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase vaccine manufacturing, as he outlined a five-point plan to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in the first months of his presidency.

Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.

A new Washington

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday that the city should expect a "new normal" for security — even after President-elect Biden's inauguration.

The state of play: Inaugurations are usually a point of celebration in D.C., but over 20,000 troops are now patrolling Washington streets in an unprecedented preparation for Biden's swearing-in on Jan. 20.