Manafort tried to pen positive op-ed on Ukraine work: special counsel

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Posted: Dec 04, 2017 5:03 PM

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Monday accused President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, of working with a Russian colleague to draft an opinion piece about his work for Ukraine.

In court filings, a prosecutor working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team said Manafort's request to lift his house arrest should be denied because, had it been published, the draft opinion piece would have violated a court order not to publicly discuss the case.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)