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'Yeah, We Lied': Messages Show Prosecutors' Panic Over Missteps In Federal Case

The newly disclosed documents give a window into the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan after a judge started asking questions about a case that the Justice Department won but then abandoned.

Newly disclosed documents from inside the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan capture a sense of panic and dread among prosecutors and their supervisors as one of their cases collapsed last year amid allegations of government misconduct.

The materials include a rare look at sensitive emails and text messages between junior prosecutors and their overseers after a federal judge began to inquire about lapses that ultimately led the Justice Department.

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