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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:33 PM

Manafort's work on draft op-ed does not violate gag order: defense lawyer

Source: Reuters

#POLITICS DECEMBER 7, 2017 / 5:26 PM / UPDATED 7 MINUTES AGO

Manafort's work on draft op-ed does not violate gag order: defense lawyer

Sarah N. Lynch
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trumpís 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.

The filing comes after prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller earlier this week said they could no longer agree to more lenient bail terms for Manafort, after discovering he was working with a colleague tied to Russian intelligence agencies to ghost-write an opinion piece that cast his political work in a favorable light.

Downing said in the Thursday filing that his client was only involved in editing the piece to ensure accuracy, and that it would not prejudice the case because it was ultimately published in a Ukrainian newspaper, not an American one.

Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch, editing by G Crosse and Clive McKeef


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-filing/manaforts-work-on-draft-op-ed-does-not-violate-gag-order-defense-lawyer-idUSKBN1E1353

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Reply Manafort's work on draft op-ed does not violate gag order: defense lawyer (Original post)
Eugene Dec 2017 OP
old guy Dec 2017 #1
beachbum bob Dec 2017 #4
AJT Dec 2017 #2
Gothmog Dec 2017 #3
gratuitous Dec 2017 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:36 PM

1. What else is he going say?

He is the defense attorney. Why is this even news?

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Response to old guy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:48 PM

4. exactly, what else can a defense attorney say and it doesn't matter what he thinks

any ways, Manafort tried to cheat again

you don't mess with a federal special counsel, what a moron

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:45 PM

2. When is the judge going to rule on this? It seems it

should happen fairly quickly.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:48 PM

3. If this was the case, then why use a fake name?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:20 PM

5. Yeah, who would ever connect Paul Manafort to

Paulovich Manafortsky?

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