This Trump aide just ended up in prison and now the media is gloating
Special counsel Robert Mueller has drawn blood.
His witch hunt just scored its biggest victory.
Now one Trump aide is in jail and the media is gloating.
Mueller was pressuring former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to flip on the President.
Manafort has not turned on Trump so Mueller moved to revoke his bail and make him wait in jail for his trials on financial crimes unrelated to the 2016 election or Russian collusion to commence.
Mueller claimed Manafort tampered with witnesses based solely on a one minute phone call and vague messages on an encrypted messaging app.
Judge Amy Brennan Jackson agreed and revoked his bail and ordered him to report to prison.
The Daily Caller reports:
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.
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.
“I cannot turn a blind eye to these allegations,” the judge told Manafort during a Friday hearing. “You have abused the trust placed in you.”
“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.
Mueller is furious that his investigation has turned up nothing and is cranking up the heat on Manafort in a final, desperate bid to produce any evidence of collusion with Russia.
But Manafort has denied all allegations of collusion so Mueller’s vindictive move only serves to punish Manafort for crimes he didn’t commit.