On Tuesday former U.S. Attorney Harry Litman advised former Trump campaign chairman to bring a toothbrush to court on Friday because he’s heading straight to federal prison after his trial.
On Monday, special counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge to revoke Manafort’s bail after he tried tampering with the investigation while under house arrest.
“What do you think is going on here with Manafort and do you think he’s going to jail?” MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asked.
“I think he’s going to jail,” Litman said.
“This is the stupidest thing that a defendant can do, this sort of witness tampering,” he added.
“Prosecutors hate this, judges hate this and he’s going to have to bring his toothbrush to court on Friday because the statue says, if they find this happened, there’s a presumption that no circumstances exist that will get him safely there for trial,” Litman explained. “So there’s the real prospect that he now goes to jail, never to leave even until the end of his sentence.”
“He’s looking at being in prison, which is a very sort of focusing event, by Friday,” Litman concluded.
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