Prosecutor: Manafort worked with Russian colleague

Paul Manafort was working with a Russian intelligence-connected individual as recently as last week, special prosecutors allege.
2:13 | 12/05/17

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President comes former campaign chairman Paul Mann of port may have jeopardized his bail agreement he's now accused of working with the Russian associate as recently as last week. This is a president is now questioning the integrity of the special counsel's office. After word that Robert Mueller fired one of his top investigators for sending anti trump messages. ABC news has learned the Muller investigator Peter struck was also key player in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. He helped draft former FBI director James co -- public statement clearing Clinton of criminal charges. Com these original draft said grossly negligent which could be a crime but sources say struck. Urged Coleman to soften that language to extremely careless this all comes as the president offers words of sympathy for his former national security advisor Michael Flynn who's charged with lying to the FBI in connection with the Russian investigation. Well I feel badly for general I feel very badly that a very wrong. The president said he fired general Flynn because he lied to the vice president. But this weekend a tweet sent from the president's account said. I had to fire general Flint because he lied to the vice president and the FBI the president's personal lawyer John Dowd now saying he drafted that tweet. Critics have said it could build a case for obstruction of justice. But Dowd is testing out a new theory. That a president cannot obstruct justice. Because he is the chief law enforcement officer. And therefore has a right to express his view of any case I think what the trump team is trying to do here is can fleet. The question of can he be charged and obstruction of justice. Ever with. Could he be charge of obstruction of justice for firing James called me meanwhile overnight another revelation in the case against former trump campaign chairman Paul man a fort. He's now accused of working with an individual connected to Russian intelligence as recently as last week. In a court filing Muller's team saying that a fort and his Russian colleagues were ghost writing an editorial. Despite a judge's gag order. They were allegedly looking to publish the op Ed and someone else's name to influence public opinion on manna for. And in the new filing dollars investigators are asking the court to revisit minus fourteen bail agreement -- fort remains under house arrest.

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