Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort to be put in jail while he awaits trial because he allegedly tampered with witnesses.
Mueller filed a motion in federal court asking a judge to revoke Manafort’s $10m bail, according to The New York Times.
Manafort has been indicted for financial crimes related to his work as a lobbyist for foreign actors.
Prosecutors working with Mueller say that Manafort tried to contact witnesses in the case using an encrypted messaging program on his cell phone.
Manafort allegedly sent numerous text messages to a potential witness using WhatsApp.
The messages allegedly sent on WhatsApp were then backed up on Manafort’s iCloud, according to prosecutors.
Mueller is now asking a judge to either revise the terms of his release or revoke it entirely, which could mean he will have to stay in jail until his trial.
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Source: Daily Mail