The Paul J. Manafort revoking of the 10 million dollar bond shows the intent and the reality of the Russian Probe. The works of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is really proving fruitful, as well as having a team, which follows there provisions and are into every paragraph. So that if someone within the blink of the eye, within the parameter of the investigation, they better thread carefully. That is why so many has pleaded guilty and started to cooperate with the Mueller Investigation.
That on the 15th June 2018, that the bond was revoked for former Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort proves the issues that the President has. The man he trusted for over 190 days to run his campaign is now behind bars. The lied, played the government a fool and was caught doing so. Manafort has long before becoming campaign chairman done some secretive and shady works for others through his connections. That is why the Special Counsel got in his order to look into agents working for Ukraine and Russia in the United States.
Manafort as part of bond was this: “In the Court’s view, the broad prohibition contained in the order entered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Marcy 9, 2018 is clear and unambiguous: Defendant must avoid all contact, directly or indirectly, with any person who is a victim or witness in the investigation or prosecution of the defendant. United States v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr., 18-cr-00083 (TSE) [Dkt. # 25] ¶ (viii)”
That was a very simple order to comply to if you cared about the law and with the knowledge of all the counts your indicted for. It is not like Manafort was a petty thief stealing a few pockets on Manhattan. This was a guy that conspired against the republic, not paying taxes or even filing taxes on his foreign earnings, even being an unregistered foreign agent working with foreign hostile powers. Therefore, the investigation into him show money laundering and other allegations that is severe. All of this should not be overshadowed.
That is why the revelation that even after months of being indicted and under investigation, he still contacted witnesses and people connected with the case. As should have been more careful and respected that the government already had been good to him.
What is interesting for the defense of Manafort is that they wanted a list of witnesses to the client, so they could make sure. However, the indictments, the public court-files and other documentations shows the progression of the case. Something the attorneys could follow and show to Manafort. To indicate to their client. The investigatory body and the government to build a case shouldn’t provide a list of possible witnesses or even suspects before their indicted or possibly breaching laws. That is predetermine the fate of an individual. That is why the defense of Manafort was flawed. As Manafort had failed his bond and the easy reason to revoke it.
That is an issue for the President. Is that his long-time partner and former campaign chairman is behind bars. He is in jail pending trial in two cases against him. As part of the pending investigation and up-coming trials. The evidence collected and the knowledge of the investigators will come into the Court. Than, the defense will not discussion possible or even violations of bonds. But actual conspiracy against the state and violations of the IRS and FARA.
Manafort is in major troubles, but also the rest of the associates around Trump. Whose have been part of the Campaign. Because so many people are in the scope of Mueller.
That Manafort now behind bars is a sign of what is coming. Not only Alex Van Der Zwaan has been behind bars, while others has pleaded guilty and offered to corporate with the investigation. That is why there is more to come and the realization of it. Should hit Trump in the midst of his guts. Peace.