Democratic Lawmaker Accuses Paul Manafort Of 'Treason'

Sen. Eric Swalwell said Paul Manafort's act of drafting an op-ed with a Kremlin-linked associate amounts to treason.

In light of the recent news that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort drafted an op-ed with a Kremlin-linked Russian associate, Senator Eric Swalwell (D-CA) accused Manafort of treason.

“The nerve. At this point, let’s just call this what it is, treason,” Swalwell wrote on Twitter. “He’s out on bail in the #TrumpRussia investigation and he’s giving comfort and aid to an enemy.”

A prosecutor on the special counsel team has argued that Manafort's request to be released from house arrest should be denied, given the latest developments:

“Even if the ghostwritten op-ed were entirely accurate, fair, and balanced, it would be a violation of this Court’s November 8 Order if it had been published,” the court filing reads.