The Paul Manafort defense team fired right back at these latest charges from the Special Counsel team regarding witness tampering. As you would expect, they deny all the charges about said tampering. It appears that an FBI agent has uncovered some activities, but it is not clear if there are specific actions that could be called tampering. At the very most, with the information given, there were some things that did not look right. In the back of everyone’s mind, and possibly even the judge, is the thought that Mueller is just applying more pressure to Manafort to turn him against President trump.
As Written and Reported By Ian Mason for Breitbart:
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, on trial for several felonies surrounding his activities in Eastern Europe before his role in the campaign, denied Tuesday Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors’ allegation he and an associate attempted to tamper with witnesses due to testify in his case.
“Mr. Manafort is innocent and nothing about this latest allegation changes our defense,” Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni told Brietbart News in a statement Tuesday. “We will do our talking in court.”
Andrew Weissman, Mueller’s leading prosecutor attached to his Special Counsel’s Office “Russia investigation,” dropped a series of serious accusations on Manafort and another unnamed person Monday in a motion to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. Weissman is seeking to have Manafort sent back to jail while he awaits trial, arguing his alleged attempt to tamper with witnesses represents a violation of the terms of his bail agreement, under which Manafort is now able to remain on home detention.
According to the declaration from an FBI agent attached to the motion, the two men repeatedly sought to contact a pair of public relations people with whom they supposedly……
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