>> Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, has managed to get himself in hot water again. This time for working with a Russian colleague to draft an op-ed piece about his political work for Ukraine. Work that got him into trouble in the first place. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team on Monday revealed Manafort was working on the ghostwritten opinion piece as recently as November 30th.
They said had it been published, it would have violated a court order not to discuss his case publicly. According to court filings, prosecutors say the Russian Manafort was working with on the article has ties to Moscow's intelligence agencies. Manafort is currently under house arrest facing charges that include conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy against the United States and failing to register as a foreign agent of Ukraine's former pro Russian government.
Manafort has proposed an $11.65 million bail package in exchange for lifting him from house arrest and electronic monitoring. But prosecutors now say the judge should reject the request, as they can no longer trust him.