The Special Counsel’s team has evidence that Manafort failed to tell the government that he was ghost-writing an op-ed piece about his work in the Ukraine as late as Nov. 30th. From the Special Counsel’s court filing:
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 editorial clearly was undertaken to influence the public’s opinion of defendant Manafort, or else there would be no reason to seek its publication.
Manaford was working on the op-ed piece with “a longtime Russian colleague” who is “assessed to have ties to Russian intelligence,” according to the special counsel’s court filing.