Well, the hits keep coming for Manafort. In this instance, it gives a clue as to how some of the information from the Mueller investigation has been leaked. It seems as though Manafort’s lawyers have been briefing Trump’s legal team about the nature of Mueller’s investigation - including leaking the questions asked during Manafort’s interviews. This was done even after the plea deal was put in place. Giuliani has confirmed these discussions are taking place:
One of the president’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, confirmed the ongoing discussions to the Times and said he’d continued getting briefings from Kevin Downing, an attorney for Manafort, who previously served as the campaign manager for President Donald Trump.
It will be interesting to see how this will play into what Mueller is doing on his end with the investigation. In my opinion, this can’t be a good move on Manafort’s part.