Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Manager, Booked Into Jail, Awaiting Trial

Attended Infamous Trump Tower Meeting With The Russians

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Reuters: “U.S. President Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.”

“Manafort, a long-time Republican operative and businessman, is a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election, and has been indicted on mostly financial-related charges, including conspiring to launder money and defraud the United States.”

“Mueller last week charged him with witness tampering in the case. Manafort pleaded not guilty to that charge on Friday but U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington revoked his bail, sending him to jail.”

“Manafort has ties to a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine and a Russian oligarch close to the Kremlin.”

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