Manafort Denies Defying Gag Order With Op-Ed Work

Indicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort vehemently denied Special Counsel Robert Mueller's accusations that he flouted a media gag order by “ghostwriting” an op-ed about his Ukrainian lobbying work, clarifying that he was only “editing” the piece to “ensure its accuracy” and that it would not prejudice the case anyway.

The explanation in D.C. federal court follows revelations from Mueller’s office that Manafort and a longtime colleague allegedly tied to Russian intelligence were working on an English-language article about Manafort's “political work” in the Ukraine as late...

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