By Paul Manafort taken into custody

The former head of the electoral headquarters of the trump by Paul Manafort , was taken into custody in the courtroom on Friday, June 15, for violation of the conditions of stay under house arrest.

It happened after the team of the special Prosecutor Mueller found that during his house arrest, Manafort together with Konstantin Kilimnik tried to put pressure on witnesses and to coordinate their actions in court. Evidence of calls and content messages, the investigators found in the cloud of Manafort.

Federal judge Amy Berman Jackson of the district court of Columbia said that can’t «close their eyes» to the defendant’s conduct. According to Jackson, he «abused the trust» and began to consider the trial as «its another marketing exercise», the reporters of The Guardian.

Now, against Manafort put forward a new charge — the pressure on witnesses involved in the case because he tried to influence on witnesses and hide evidence.

As reported by a team of spectracolor, by Paul Manafort and Constantine kilimnik wanted to «cover their tracks» in lobbying the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in 2012. Through messengers they tried to convince Eckhart Sahara and Alan Friedman, two experts in public relations, to change his testimony. The experts recommended that to say that Yanukovych is lobbying by this group occurred exclusively in Europe, but not in the US.

June 8 was launched last charges against Manafort: obstruction of justice, conspiracy against the United States, violations of the tax legislation and illegal lobbying. Now in the list appeared and the pressure on witnesses.

The kilimnik is also charged in the case — obstruction of justice in the period from February to April 2018.

photo: Victoria Pickering