Paul Manafort is as guilty as they come, regardless of the painted-on smile he wears in from of cameras. Manafort is in a whole heap of trouble, and he knows that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is hot on his trail. Manafort has already been indicted on bank fraud charges, and this revelation may just add another indictment to his collection.
According to court filings Monday afternoon, Robert Mueller believes that Paul Manafort went as far as to tamper with a witness. Mueller requested that the judge overseeing the case revoke the court order that allows Manafort to remain on house arrest while he awaits trial.
According to Reuters:
“FBI Special Agent Brock Domin, in a declaration filed with Mueller’s motion, said Manafort had attempted to call, text and send encrypted messages in February to two people from “The Hapsburg Group,” a firm he worked with to promote the interests of Ukraine.”
The publication continues:
“The FBI has documents and statements from the two people, as well as telephone records and documents recovered through a search of Manafort’s iCloud account showing that Trump’s former campaign manager attempted communication while he was out on bail, according to Domin.”
“The communications were ‘in an effort to influence their testimony and to otherwise conceal evidence,’ Domin wrote. ‘The investigation into this matter is ongoing.'”