After His Indictment, Manafort Continued Relationship With Russian Spy

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According to Mueller, Paul Manafort continued his relationship with a Russian intel officer even after being indicted.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller asserts that Paul Manafort continued working with a Russian operative even after he was indicted.

Andrew Weissman, representing the Special Counsel's office, wrote a legal memorandum asserting that Manafort had been working with a Russian intelligence operative following his indictment. Weissman claimed that Manafort was working with this operative for the purpose of drafting an op-ed about his advisory work in Ukraine.

Manafort previously worked for Ukrainian dictator Viktor Yanukovych, a man widely considered to be a lackey of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Paul Manafort and a long-time Russia-based colleague with ties to Russian intelligence were caught last week ghost-writing an op-ed about his work in Ukraine, federal prosecutors working for special Russia counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing.

Mueller believed that Manafort's writing companion was a Russian intelligence operative.

Mueller’s office said it learned late last week about the draft Manafort op-ed, which was being ghostwritten in English as late as Nov. 30 with a “long-time Russian colleague of Manafort’s, who is currently based in Russia and assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service.”