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Alan Dershowitz slams decision to jail Paul Manafort
The former trump-campaign-manager Paul Manafort sent to prison; Alan Dershowitz responds to the ‘Fox @ Friends.’
The former trump-campaign-manager Paul Manafort is held in “solitary confinement”, after his bail was revoked in a “egregious violation” of his civil liberties, the former trump’s lawyer John Dowd told Fox News on Tuesday.
“Paul is said to be in solitary confinement for his own safety from the General population of the jail,” Dowd. “The Director is concerned that someone would violently attack Paul just for the street cred.
“You make all the prisoners return to their cells, if Paul must be out of his cell,” Dowd said, he is a friend of Manafort’s attorney, told Fox News.
Dowd is not exactly where Manafort, 69, held say. A call to the Northern Neck Regional jail in Virginia stated Manafort took place, as he it; he was sent to the jail, withdrew on Friday after U. S District Judge Amy Berman Jackson $10 million bail, citing new witness tampering, allegations of the special counsel to probe Russia-election-meddling, Robert Mueller.
“You abused the trust that Jackson told you six months ago,” Manafort, rejected his lawyer’s arguments that it was unclear to whom Manafort could contact while on bail.
Over the weekend, news agencies, including The Washington Post Manafort reported has been posted in the “VIP” section in the prison that keeps him separated from the other inmates, to a certain degree.
WATCH: JUDGE REVOKES MANAFORT BAIL, SENDS HIM TO JAIL
The former trump campaign manager, was indicted in October on charges, including conspiracy to launder money, and working as an unregistered foreign agent. He was first placed under house arrest.
“That’s a tough investigation in jail and an outrageous violation of Paul and civil liberties.”
And The Former Trump’s Lawyer, John Dowd
Dowd, who resigned in March as the trump of the leading external consultant in the ongoing Russia-probe, characterized in Jackson’s marked sentence as excessively “hard” and hinted that Jackson, who was nominated for her office by President Barack Obama in 2010, was politically motivated.
“The Council of St. Paul are filing an expedited appeal,’ Dowd told Fox News. “That’s a tough investigation in jail and an outrageous violation of Paul and of civil liberties in the hands of an Obama appointee.”
For a comment s on Dowd ‘ statements, Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni told Fox News: “I have nothing to add.”
Manafort’s trial before Jackson in Washington, DC, is expected to begin in September. He has an additional Federal pending in Virginia, and analysts say that the Deposit may complicate the revocation of its ability to coordinate with his lawyers in the two cases.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.