Former Campaign Leader Trump Still Entered the Cell
Former Campaign Leader Trump Still Entered the Cell. Paul Manafort, the former campaign leader of President Donald Trump, still goes into the cell. Prosecutors accuse the 69-year-old businessman of trying to influence witnesses while under house arrest while awaiting trial.
Manafort was conditionally at liberty and had to stay in his home in Alexandria, near Washington capital. He also had to carry a GPS device with which the authorities can follow his walks.
The judge decided to detain the American because he ‘harmed the trust’ that was given to him. Manafort denies the accusation.
Three so-called US marshals executed Manafort immediately after the verdict, CNN said. A few minutes later, one of the police officers returned to give the wallet, belt and tie of the businessman to Manafort’s wife.
Manafort is being prosecuted for, among other things, money laundering. Nor would he have given up against the rules that he was lobbying for the Ukrainian government. In recent months the businessman has tried to make the conditions of his house arrest more flexible.
The team of special prosecutor Robert Mueller reported last week that Manafort would again have gone wrong. The businessman and a companion would have approached two possible witnesses. Manafort wanted them to state that he never lobbied in the US for the former Ukrainian government, but only in Europe.
Trump called the decision of the judge unfair. “Wow, what a heavy decision for Paul Manafort,” he said on Twitter.