Paul Manafort has been in some hot water lately, directly in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller. None of the charges brought have to do with his time leading the Trump campaign. However, Mueller’s team is making more accusations against Manafort. This time witness tampering.
According to Town Hall:
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is on house arrest facing money laundering charges and conspiracy against the United States, is now being accused of witness tampering by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators. If true, Manafort’s bail could be revoked.
Manafort reportedly called one of the witnesses to give him a “heads up” about the Hapsburg group, but the witness wisely chose to hang up. Manafort then tried sending hints via an app, sending headlines and reports to the witness such as a Business Insider article entitled, “Former European leaders struggle to explain themselves after Mueller claims Paul Manafort paid them to lobby for Ukraine.”
Manafort’s trial in Virginia is scheduled for late July and a trial in D.C. scheduled for September.
This could mean that Manafort will have to spend time in jail while he awaits trial. The hole looks to be getting deeper and we will have to wait and see if he can climb out.