• Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Mueller tussle over Ukrainian op-ed

    4 days ago - By Reuters

    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort did not violate a court gag order when he helped edit an opinion piece about his political work in Ukraine, his defense lawyer Kevin Downing argued in a court filing on Thursday.
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  • Attorney: Manafort did not violate order by editing op-ed

    4 days ago - By National Post

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying he violated a judge's order by reviewing and editing an op-ed intended to be published in an English-language newspaper in Ukraine.
    The denial comes after prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office accused Manafort of ghostwriting the op-ed with a longtime colleague “assessed to have ties” to Russian intelligence. The allegation derailed an agreement Manafort and the prosecutors reached about the terms of his bond that would have allowed him to be released from house arrest.
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  • Manafort attorney: Op-ed published to 'correct the public record' in Ukraine

    4 days ago - By Politico

    Paul Manafort's attorney swung back at special Russia prosecutor Robert Mueller Thursday over accusations the former Donald Trump campaign chairman violated a court gag order by ghost-writing an op-ed about his work in Ukraine. The article was not intended for a U.S. audience or to influence the pending U.S. criminal case against Manafort, who's pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including fraud and money laundering, argued lawyer Kevin Downing. “All he has tried to do is to correct the public record in Ukraine concerning his consulting activities in Ukraine,” Downing wrote in his...
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  • Attorney: Manafort did not violate order by editing op-ed

    Attorney: Manafort did not violate order by editing op-ed

    4 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying that he violated a judge's order through his involvement in an op-ed intended to be published in an English-language newspaper in Ukraine. Manafort attorney Kevin Downing says in court papers that his client only sought to “correct the public record” about his...
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  • Manafort's work on draft op-ed does not violate gag order: defense lawyer

    4 days ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort did not violate a court gag order when he helped edit an opinion piece about his political work in Ukraine, his defense lawyer Kevin Downing said in a court filing on Thursday.
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