After prosecutors for the special counsel’s office accused Paul Manafort of violating a court order by writing an op-ed last week, the judge handling the case offered only a stern warning for the former Trump campaign chairman in court Monday.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in a status conference that the point of her November order, which barred parties and lawyers in the case from making statements to the media that could affect the case, was to ensure the merits of the case are debated in the courtroom and not the press.

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