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Paul Manafort Headed To Jail After Judge Cancels House Arrest

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Update: In what some will inevitably read as a hint that President Trump might pardon him some day, Trump has weighed in on a judge’s decision to revoke Manafort’s house arrest and have him returned to prison, where he will wait until trial. In a tweet, Trump remarks about Manafort’s “tough sentence”, saying he didn’t realize that Manafort “was the head of the Mob.”

Trump also noted how unfair it is that Manafort is being sent to prison while former FBI Director James Comey is barely facing any legal scrutiny.

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It seems Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally has Paul Manafort right where he wants him – behind bars.

The judge overseeing the case against the former Trump campaign executive has ruled that the witness tampering charges levied against Manafort a week ago are serious enough to justify canceling his house arrest terms. Manafort will now be sent to jail to wait out the remainder of the time until his trial, Bloomberg reports.

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This is a coup for Mueller – who has been trying to exert as much pressure as possible on Manafort to try to convince him to cooperate against his former boss.

Video footage recorded earlier showed Manafort heading into court as a group of maybe two or three people chanted “lock him up.”

According to NBC News, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that Manafort’s repeated attempts to contact a witness constituted a danger to the integrity of the court. She added she couldn’t propose another, less restrictive, order. “This isn’t middle school, I can’t take your phone,” Jackson said. Manafort was indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges back in October, and has since been charged with tax fraud and failing to report foreign bank accounts in a separate case in Virginia – a case that is due to go to trial in July. And of course last week Mueller filed a superseding indictment charging Manafort and Ukrainian associate Konstantin Kilimnik with obstruction and witness tampering. Both men were also due to be arraigned on those charges today.

One of Mueller’s witnesses for the “witness tampering” charge said he felt an attempted outreach by Manafort was intended to “subborn perjury.” Of course, none of the charges Manafort is facing stem from his work for Trump.

 

15 COMMENTS

    • WHY???isn’t Mueller, Comey, Rosenstien, Page, Strock, Hillary, Obama, IN JAIL????
      Demos/libs/fascist, are ALL the Judges in THEIR pocket???

  1. I can’t wait to see Muley and Comey on trial! Those two buffoons have managed to spend their professional careers accomplishing absolutely nothing legitimate. They are of course just marionettes manifestations of the evil puppetry of Bush, Soros, and Rockefeller dynasties. When Russia fiction investigation concludes floodgates will open against deep state. Impeachment proceedings of any kind on Trump will result in 10 fold blowback at federal state and local level. Well impeach them all, and remove the slivers of corruption from lady liberty! Remember the majority that elected Trump “against all odds”? Well they have all you corrupt jack wagons on their radar now. A mobilized and motivated electorate can return all corrupt politicos to private lives. Mark my words, your time has passed, AMERICA IS BACK!

  2. It is time to put all of this bull crap to rest. Why aren’t the justice departments going after Hillery and Obama. If you don’t go after the real crocks with equal energy then you should not be allowed to go after the other side. Our government is so riddled with corruption that I think it should be dismantled and started all over again. This will be the destruction of our country this and all the crocked illegals coming into our country and killing our social security programs.

  3. EVERY SINGLE DAY, THE LIBERAL/LEFT, IS INCREASING THE CONTINUITY TO
    COMPLETE THEIR “COUP D’ETATE”.
    Isn’t this criminal and anti american ????????????????????????/

    • wait till millions of veterans head toward the traitors muller comey killers back stabbers no mercey fully loaded madder than hell clean of all devils pawns

  4. ARREST MUELLER AND ALL THE CRIMINALS FROM THE NWO. PUT THEM ALL IN JAIL WAITING FOR SENTENCING. STOP MUELLER FROM EXTORTING THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS.

  5. Judge Amy Berman Jackson is a politcal activist judge that should never have been given a position where she can be judge, jury, and executioner without due process!

  6. Has anyone noticed that the judge who put Manafort in jail is a woman. Thats what Mueller wants female judges. Why? Because most female judges have been so brainwashedthat they have become anti Trump socialists. (Check out those two on the supreme court. Anti Trimpers) Ditto the NY attorney filing a lawsuit against Trump. Another woman.

  7. The tricks pulled by Comey, Mueller, Clinton, Obuma, and Lerner are sicking. I will be so glad when this “witch hunt” is over. Mueller leaves Hillary, Comey and McCabe free of any charges and is trying to force Paul Manfort to turn on Trump by drumming up things that happened years ago and have nothing to do with the “Russian collusion”. Elections are coming soon and I hope to see many less democrats winning. The American people chose Donald Trump for our president and the crooked democrats just can’t stand it.

  8. This shylock temper has been running forever and a day, as the only thing Trump did was to run his office like the constitution called for! The crooked ones will now see the light some day after if the sun shines in their peephole
    The next flick is to run the gaunt on more of all who messed up by the White House Gangs in the 20th Century!
    Label this occasion the 20th Bastiel look alike!

  9. Yes, seize these old serpents, & their brainwashed liberal judges & throw them out of our country on grounds of treason. Surely, if innocent people can be jailed under non-pertinent criteria concerning the basic case, then there has to be a more legal way to deport & fine these political criminals & their cronies! MAGA!

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