Paul Manafort, the former Donald Trump campaign manager who was convicted of fraud and subsequently pardoned by the president he helped elect, writes a book, the Hill reports

Manafort’s Political Prisoner: Persecuted, Persecuted, But Not Silenced will be published by Skyhorse this summer. Simon and Schuster will distribute the book, according to the publisher’s website.

Manafort spent two months as campaign manager for Trump’s 2016 White House bid. In 2019, he was convicted of several charges, including tax fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy, in connection with his work as an adviser to Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych. was deposed in 2014 during the Dignity Revolution.

He was sentenced to more than seven years in prison, but served less than two before being pardoned by Trump in December 2020.

In a Description for the book, Skyhorse refers to the charges against Manafort as a “HOAX,” saying that “the main weapon used by the government’s corporate media institution against the Trump presidency was propaganda.”

Political Prisoner tells the real story of Paul’s life and career, blasting the lies about his work in Ukraine, his previous work with foreign governments and business interests in other countries, his involvement in the Trump campaign and the “trial crimes” for which he was charged. wrongly accused and sent to prison,” said Skyhorse. “It’s no exaggeration to say that everything most Americans think they know about Paul Manafort is false.”

Political Prisoner is scheduled for release on August 16.

Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.