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Special counsel backs out of bail deal
with Paul Manafort, saying he tried
to hide a public relations effort

LA Times, by Chris Megerian

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Posted By:viola, 12/4/2017 7:31:24 PM

Paul Manafort ghost-wrote an editorial about his political work in Ukraine, violating a court order, according to a new court filing from the special counsel’s office. The allegation was disclosed Monday as the reason the special counsel was backing out of a deal on bail with Manafort’s lawyers. The deal would have loosened the terms of house arrest for President Trump’s former campaign manager. Manafort wanted to be allowed to travel among a few states in return for agreeing to forfeit $11.6 million in property if he missed a court appearance.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lawdoc, 12/4/2017 8:02:30 PM     (No. 11470672)

How dare Manafort do anything that might help clear his name while Mueller is actively leaking to ruin him. s/o

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Reply 2 - Posted by: greggojo, 12/4/2017 8:31:24 PM     (No. 11470687)

So any effort by an American citizen to defend himself before the public is now illegal? While, as poster #1 points out, the Mueller team puts out leaks on an almost daily basis designed to destroy the lives and reputations of the targets of its investigations? Notice how Flynn is not being charged with the violation that Tony Podesta is thought to be guilty of (the lobbying for a foreign government without registering as a lobbyist), which means that Podesta won´t be charged either? i.e. was a deal made that as long as Podesta left his company, he´d get to walk away scott free (after making many millions of dollars to Flynn´s 50 thousand?). This is not American justice as we know it or want it to be. We apparently have a two tiered justice system, powerful politically well connected Democrats are not charged while Republicans are prosecuted/persecuted to the fullest extent of the law (and our tax dollars are used to pay for the prosecution).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/4/2017 10:22:05 PM     (No. 11470731)

A deal is a deal. Make no mistake about this; Manafort knew he was in violation and did it anyway. He only has himself to blame. But, no doubt, it was calculated to serve his purpose.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nerdowell, 12/4/2017 10:48:50 PM     (No. 11470741)

The article says that the Special Counsel "disclosed the allegation" as the reason he turned down the deal over Manafort´s bail restrictions.

We don´t have Manafort´s side of the story yet.

I´d like to know what they mean when they say Manafort Ghost-Wrote the piece. If a journalist interviews you and you get overly chatty, have you placed yourself in legal peril, inviting retribution for ghost writing? Is there a limit on the quotation marks a journalist may employ in anything they write about you? How do you get somebody to write what´s on your mind for you? Do you hold a seance ?

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