Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort wants to stay in cozy prison where he get VIP treatment. Judge says “Nah.”

By | 2018-07-12T08:18:52+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

Courtesy of NPR:

Lawyers working for Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller objected Wednesday to Manafort’s bid to delay the trial scheduled for July 25 in Alexandria, Va. To make their case, they cited recorded jail calls and prison logs suggesting Manafort is getting treated better than most detainees, not worse.

“Among the unique privileges Manafort enjoys at the jail are a private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates’ units, his own bathroom, and shower facility, his own personal telephone, and his own workspace to prepare for trial,” the prosecutors wrote.

In monitored phone calls at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va., Manafort has told others he is being treated like a “VIP,” the government team added.

Manafort has been held there since June 15, when a judge in Washington, D.C., ordered him detained, partly because of new charges that he had attempted to tamper with witnesses.

I swear Paul Manafort constantly comes off as a mob boss, including his ability to get special treatment in prison. 

However, it appears that is about to come to an end. 

Courtesy of Law and Crime:

The legal saga of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort took another turn Wednesday as Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) Judge T.S. Ellis has denied his bid to stay put at the jail he is currently residing at. Instead, he will be moved from a jail in Warsaw, Va. to the Alexandria Detention Center.

Manafort’s attorneys expressed concerns later Tuesday that moving him from Northern Neck Regional Jail to Alexandria would put their client’s safety in jeopardy. Ellis’ response? Don’t worry, they know how to handle terrorists (foreign and domestic), traitors and spies — and, also, you haven’t specified any threats to Manafort’s safety.

“Defense counsel has filed a motion opposing [Manafort’s] transfer from Northern Neck to Alexandria, despite having just complained about the defendant being housed at Northern Neck,” he began. “In the motion, defense counsel states that ‘issues of distance and inconvenience must yield to concerns about [Manafort’s] safety and, more importantly, the challenges he will face in adjusting to a new place of confinement and the changing circumstances.’”

“However, defense counsel has not identified any general or specific threat to defendant’s safety,” he continued. “They have not done so, because the professionals at Alexandria Detention Center are very familiar with housing high-profile defendants, including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors.”

“Because the professionals at Alexandria Detention Center are very familiar with housing high-profile defendants, including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors.”

Speaking of gangster that is an example of it right there. Apparently, this judge is used to petty thugs acting like they are above the law, and he ain’t got time for their shit. 

I think it might be very good for Manafort’s stubborn refusal to cooperate with the Mueller investigation to spend a little time in a prison where his socks don’t get ironed, his meals are not prepared by a chef, and dropping the soap is not a minor inconvenience. 

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 4:31 pm

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    This illustrates a much bigger problem. Now that the GOP is led by Don-Rickles-without-the-wit-or-humor-of-Don-Rickles, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in human form, every Tom, Dick and Adolf feels that it’s OK to: (1) insult progressives, and (2) plead for civility, at the same time.

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    ============
    And THIS is what we’ve become. Yikes.

  2. Anon July 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Do all white collar criminally charged get their own telephone in jail? Why did he get a phone if he was jailed for witness tampering? The judge made a good decision denying Manafort to remain in the Northern Neck jail and not grant delaying his trial.

  3. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    1000 sq feet with curtains and flowery bedspread?

  4. Anon July 11, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    They completely deserved this ruling, and I’m LMAO at it. First they complain that he’s too far away and should be released for easier access to counsel. When the judge wants to move him closer it’s not posh enough.

  5. Whatevs July 12, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Monitored personal calls, but yeah, likely coded something there.

  6. Anonymous July 12, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Rachael Maddow reported last night that Manfart was able to get emails out by using his attorney’s laptop when they visit..which they then take with them.
    Manafort is a piece of shit and a dumb one at that.
    Now, I need to be petty. Is that his wife next to him with the fivehead? She really needs to consider bangs. I apologize up front if she has had a medical condition leading to the fivehead. If not, geez, money can’t buy you a beauty consultant?

  7. Beaglemom July 12, 2018 at 5:13 am

    He should be treated exactly the way other prisoners are treated. No better. No worse. And his own personal shower? Does he also have his own personal chef?

  8. Anonymous July 13, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    What does Manafort consider an impending threat? Prison food?

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