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Manafort Heads to Jail After Judge Faults Witness Tampering

  • Trump’s former campaign chairman ‘abused’ the judge’s trust
  • Mueller said he sent encrypted messages to trial witnesses
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Paul Manafort is in jail for violating his bail conditions. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports. " (Source: Bloomberg)
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Paul Manafort was sent to jail Friday by a federal judge who said she couldn’t turn a blind eye to claims that he attempted to tamper with witnesses, adding pressure on President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager to cooperate with a U.S. probe of Russian election meddling.

U.S. authorities immediately took Manafort into custody and escorted him out of a packed courtroom, with his wife looking on. The dramatic turn means that Manafort will have to prepare for two federal trials in the coming weeks -- one in Washington, and one in Virginia -- while confined to a jail cell.