Paul Manafort is going to jail pending trial

Lock him up. Paul Manafort is heading to jail, facing trials for bank fraud and money laundering, among other nefarious things. Today, the judge revoked his bail after being told by lawyers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller that Manafort tried to influence witnesses and obstruct justice in his trials. Said the judge to Manafort today: “This isn’t middle school, I can’t take your phone.”


Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is going to jail.

Paul Manafort today pleaded not guilty in a Washington courtroom to new obstruction and witness tampering charges brought by Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s attack on the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

Manafort showed up Friday at an arraignment before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington.

The judge weighed whether to revoke Manafort’s current bail conditions and send him to jail because of the fresh allegations against him of contacting other witnesses and trying to influence their testimony. He was remanded to jail. He was not placed in handcuffs. They'll take his ankle bracelets off.

Hope he brought a toothbrush. God willing, his former boss is next.

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