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>> US Special Council Robert Mueller's investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 campaign sharpened its aim at President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Mueller's team produced 41 pages of documents, including emails, as evidence to a judge that Manafort violated the court's gag order. This was the first clear indication of the depth of Mueller's investigation and what it has unearthed so far.
The comprehensive filing was presented as evidence to show Manafort had his hands in writing an op-ed that was published Thursday in the English language Kyiv Post. Mueller's team claims that op-ed violated the judges order for both sides to stay away from public or media discussion that could prevent a fair trial.
This was Mueller's second filing this week focused on Manafort. The special counsel is trying to block Manafort's request for release from house arrest, after being indicted by a federal grand jury. Mueller is spearheading the ongoing probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Trump repeatedly has dismissed the idea of collusion and Russia denies any meddling.