Paul Manafort spends 23 hours a day in solitary confinement

Say what you want about Paul Manafort (And some people we are sure will say things about Mr. Manafort in the comments.), but this is a bit odd.

(From The Washington Examiner)

Attorneys for Manafort made the claim Thursday in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, where they are appealing a federal judge’s decision to jail their client. The 69-year-old is currently at the Northern Neck Region Jail, a roughly two hours’ drive south of Washington.

“Mr. Manafort, moreover, is now housed in solitary confinement because the facility cannot otherwise guarantee his safety. He is locked in his cell for at least 23 hours per day (excluding visits from his attorneys), at a facility approximately two hours from his legal team,” his lawyers wrote…

…Federal prosecutors with Mueller’s team argue that Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik, a longtime business associate, reached out to two men who were part of Manafort’s lobbying company, Alan Friedman and Eckart Sager. Reaching out to them via phone calls, text message and encrypted apps was witness tampering, they said, and Jackson agreed on June 15 by revoking his bail and sending him behind bars.

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