Mueller Wants Manafort to Remain Behind Bars

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

By Allan Lengel

Robert Mueller’s team wants Paul Manafort to remain behind bars. Manafort’s lawyers want him released so he can help better prepare for trial, CNN reports.

Prosecutors argue that Manafort’s attempts to contact potential witnesses in his case and influence their testimony are dangerous, the prosecutors argued.

Witness tampering “is no less damaging to the justice system when committed through covert corrupt persuasion than through overt violence,” they wrote to the appellate court Thursday, CNN reports.

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