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"What is the current State Department spokesperson? More on that story coming up, plus former FBI director James Comey testified today also China's government reacting to the arrest of a top executive at while way. One of the world's largest telecom companies and different views of the yellow vest. Protests in France after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, lied to federal investigators about his communications with administration officials and a payment he made according to the Justice department in a court filing. Prosecutors say Manafort met with prosecutors twelve times and testified twice before a grand jury during that time. Prosecutors say Manafort did not tell the truth about matters, even though he'd agreed to cooperate with the government is part of his guilty plea the office of special counsel. Robert Muller included, the details in a document filed with the federal judge arguing metaphor violated his plea agreement. Prosecutors in New York, meanwhile, the recommending President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen be given a substantial term of imprisonment embarrassed. Brian Naylor reports prosecutors say Coen's been cooperating in their investigation of various matters, including ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in sentencing documents federal prosecutors in the southern disc. Of New York say Cohen admitted acting in coordination with someone named in the documents as individual one making payments to two women who said they had affairs with the individual widely believed to be now, President Trump those payments violated federal campaign finance laws as a result of the payments. Neither women told their stories to the news media before the election. Prosecutors say Cohen had shown a pattern of deception that permeated his professional life and should be given a prison sentence of less than the maximum of more than five years. He's to be sentenced in New York next week, Brian Naylor, NPR news, Washington. President Trump says he's dominating the State Department spokesperson to become the next US ambassador to the UN and also downgrading the position more from NPR's. Michele Keleman, if confirmed by the Senate State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert will replace Nikki Haley as UN ambassador now, it is a former Fox News reporter who in the words of President Trump has done a great job. At the State Department. He's very talented. Very."