#1 Judge sends Trump's former campaign chief Manafort to jail by algernonpj 15.06.2018 13:29

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Judge sends Trump's former campaign chief Manafort to jail
Sarah N. Lynch, Warren Strobel
June 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sent President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to jail pending trial, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged him last week with witness tampering.

It was the latest episode in the fall of Manafort, a longtime political operator and businessman who has been a focus of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington revoked Manafort’s bail, sending him to jail.

“I have no appetite for this. But in the end, I cannot turn a blind eye,” she said. “You’ve abused the trust placed in you.”

Manafort has been indicted by Mueller in both Washington and Virginia on a raft of charges, including conspiracy against the United States. His trial in the Washington case is scheduled for September. He had remained on home confinement in Alexandria, Virginia, and had been required to wear an electronic monitoring device.

Manafort’s trial on the related charges in Virginia is set for July 25. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-t...l-idUSKBN1JB12X

#2 RE: Judge sends Trump's former campaign chief Manafort to jail by PzLdr 15.06.2018 15:42

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And Hillary wanders the woods, Chardonnay in hand, unhindered...

#3 RE: Judge sends Trump's former campaign chief Manafort to jail by Cincinnatus 16.06.2018 00:14

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He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Ok, and what has he been found guilty of? If nothing, why is he in jail?

#4 RE: Judge sends Trump's former campaign chief Manafort to jail by algernonpj 18.06.2018 13:19

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