Former Trump Advisor, Paul Manafort, was just dealt a blow by a Washington DC judge.
Daily Caller | A federal judge in Washington, D.C. revoked former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s bail Friday, imprisoning Manafort pending the start of his criminal trial in September.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson concluded that special counsel Robert Mueller credibly alleged that Manafort encouraged two witnesses to lie to investigators, compromising the credibility of his upcoming trial.
“Manafort’s obstructive conduct — carried out at a time when he was seeking relief from his current conditions of release — instills little confidence that restrictions short of detention will assure Manafort’s compliance with the court’s orders and prevent him from committing further crimes,” Mueller’s motion to revoke bail reads.
Manafort has been confined to house arrest on a $10 million bond since his arrest in 2017. He pleaded not guilty to the new witness tampering charges.