Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. He gave a quick wave to his wife as he was taken into custody and led out of the courtroom.
He was in that meeting in Trump Tower during the campaign, the one that legal experts said may have crossed the line into conspiracy to collude with Russian Federation.
The former New York mayor's comments to CNN came after the New York Daily News reported earlier in the day that Giuliani had said special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation might be "cleaned up" as a result of presidential pardons.
In response to the news, President Trump tried to downplay his ties to Manafort.
Trump's lawyers see that convincing the public ahead of November's congressional elections that the Mueller probe is illegitimate could be crucial to his political fate.
Evan Vucci/APPresident Donald Trump listens during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada.
In a freakish tweet soon after the court proceedings, Trump noted the "tough sentence for Paul Manafort" - despite the fact Manafort has not been sentenced. I feel a little badly about it.
"I don't think it's right", Trump said of investigators reaching back more than a decade. Didn't know Manafort was the head of the Mob.
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The judge in Virginia ordered Manafort to contact no witnesses, an admonition that Jackson noted.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Manafort has violated his pre-trial release and has detained him pending trial, CBS News' Clare Hymes reports.
Mr Manafort, a well-known Washington lobbyist, asked to post a $10 million bond and end seven months of home detention. "I have no appetite for this", she added.
The Manafort case focuses on his work between 2004 and 2014 in Ukraine for pro-Russia politicians including former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. While Manafort claims they only worked in Europe, prosecutors say they also lobbied in the USA without registering - a violation of federal law.
The witnesses worked with Manafort in organizing a group of former European officials who lobbied within the USA without registering as required by law. Last week, Mueller charged him in a new indictment with witness tampering, which Manafort pleaded not guilty to on Friday. He knows that he is going to face the rest of his life in jail.
Person D1, Andres said, quickly hung up the phone on Manafort while he was still talking and later contacted the Special Counsel's office. That decision came after Mueller accused Manafort of witness tampering.
Mueller's filing said he may also introduce evidence showing that Manafort falsely represented business expenses on his tax returns and that Manafort, his business partner Richard Gates and Kilimnik structured loans between Cypriot companies they controlled to avoid recognizing those funds as taxable income.