Paul Manafort Accused of Tampering Witnesses

Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort with the Press Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort with the Press Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, has been accused of trying to tamper with potential witnesses ahead of his trial.

The U.S. Prosecutors have accused him of contact with the potential witnesses of his charges on money laundering and tax fraud case breach.

Amid the charges brought by the top U.S. prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election 2016, Paul Manafort has denied all the charges.

These allegations against Paul Manafort, however, is not connected with the allegations of collusion with between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign team.

The U.S President Donald Trump has consistently denied any collusion with Russia and denounce the investigation as a witch-hunt.

The charges of money laundering and illegal lobbying against the Trump election campaign manager Manafort is due to begin in September.

According to the officials, Mr. Manafort has contacted with the witnesses who would be called out to testify about his illegal lobbying on behalf of Ukraine’s former pro-Russian government and earned tens of millions of dollars.

The FBI Special Agent Brock Domin wrote to the court that the communications with the witnesses were an “effort to influence their testimony and to otherwise conceal evidence.”

Mr. Manafort is now under house arrest.

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