Mueller Rips Into Paul Manafort’s “VIP” Prison Privileges
Paul Manafort is being treated like a “VIP” in prison, with a private bathroom and shower, a personal laptop and phone, and access to a meeting space for his legal team, Special Counsel Robert Mueller told a judge.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, set to go on trial July 25 on bank fraud and tax charges, asked for a delay citing a lack of access to his lawyers. But visitor logs and recordings of phone calls show that isn’t the case, prosecutors said in a court filing Wednesday opposing Manafort’s request for a delay.
“Contrary to Manafort’s assertions about his jail conditions, Manafort is in a private unit in which he can review materials and prepare for trial,” Mueller’s legal team said. “Manafort remarked in a taped
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