This Is Why Donald Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Was Jailed

US President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has had his bail revoked by a Washington DC judge.Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian election interference, accused Mr Manafort of trying to tamper with potential witnesses before the trial. Mr Manafort was accused of contacting people related to his case in breach of his bail terms. The judge ordered him to be held in jail before his trial. The judge said Mr Manafort had “abused the trust placed in you” and treated the court proceedings as “just another marketing exercise”.Mr Manafort’s trial on charges of money laundering and illegal lobbying is due to begin in September. The indictments are not connected with allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the US election in 2016. Mr Manafort is accused by prosecutors of laundering more than $30m (£22m) and failing to disclose his lobbying efforts to the Department of Justice. His other trial – on tax fraud charges – is due to start next month. If Mr Manafort is convicted, he faces years in jail.Photo Credit: Getty


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