Paul Manafort is apparently retarded…
Special counsel Robert Mueller objected Monday to a tentative “agreed-upon bail package” reached with Manafort last week, after they caught the lobbyist ghost-writing a draft of an op-ed with an associate in Russia allegedly tied to Russian intelligence, according to court filings. Prosecutors argued that Manafort’s collaboration with the “Russian intelligence” colleague – as recently as last week – would violate the sweeping gag-order issued last month by U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson.
“Even if the ghost-written op-ed were entirely accurate, fair and balanced, it would be violation of this court’s Nov. 8 order if it had been published,” prosecutors said. “The editorial clearly was undertaken to influence the public’s opinion of defendant Manafort, or else there would be no reason to seek its publication – much less for Manafort and his long-time associate to ghostwrite it in another’s name.”
“Because Manafort has now taken actions that reflect an intention to violate or circumvent the court’s existing orders, at a time one would expect particularly scrupulous adherence, the government submits that the proposed bail package is insufficient reasonably to assure his appearance required,” wrote the prosecution, adding “Because bail is substantially about trust – in particular, whether the Court can trust that a defendant will abide by the combination of conditions designed to assure his appearance as required, and because the newly discovered facts cast doubt on Manafort’s willingness to comply with this Court’s Orders, Manafort’s proposed bail package does not provide the reasonable assurance required by the Bail Reform Act.”
Investigators also argued that if Judge Jackson decides to go ahead with Manafort’s bail arrangement which would free him from house arrest, he be required to wear a full-time GPS monitor and post additional assets for bail.
Manafort and his longtime aide, Rick Gates, were arraigned in late November on money laundering and other charges – including false statements and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts in regards to the work on behalf of the Ukranian government, prior to working for the Trump campaign.
What a fucking idiot…Twitter