Federal Judge Amy Berman, an Obama appointee, jailed Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, on charges of obstructing justice by trying to contact two former business associates in order to influence them as potential witnesses. Tucker Carlson says that the Mueller team is trying to “sweat” Manafort into testifying against Trump, and, by throwing him in jail, they are also guilty of trying to influence Manafort, who is a witness.
A federal judge told Mueller’s prosecutors that he knew they were not really interested in possible bank fraud committed by Paul Manafort but were just trying to force him to testify against Donald Trump. If Manafort can be frightened into thinking he will go to prison for the rest of his life on bank-fraud charges dating back to before he worked for Trump as his campaign manager, the chances are good that Manfort would say anything to avoid prison even if it were not true. Mueller’s prosecutors are determined to use Manafort as the path to destroy Trump.
Jake Morphonios pulls together the not-so-obvious facts about the Mueller investigation of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign Manager, and shows how it is a major factor in the ongoing power struggle in the Trump administration. If Manafort is taken down, he could take Trump with him. It’s a can of worms, but if you are curious about how the world of politics really works, you will want to see this video.
Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, is suing Mueller for going outside the legitimate scope of investigation. Manafort was indicted on 12 counts related to unlawful financial dealings. The Special Counsel has paid particular attention to the involvement of Mr. Manafort’s company in a lobbying campaign that ended in 2014, his bank accounts and tax filings through 2014, and personal expenditures from his political consulting work, none of which have any connection whatsoever to the 2016 Trump campaign.