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'Unusual' DoJ Intervention Keeps Paul Manafort From Rikers Island

Instead, he will await his trial at a federal lockup in Manhattan or at the Pennsylvania federal prison where he is serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence.
'Unusual' DoJ Intervention Keeps Paul Manafort From Rikers Island

Paul Manafort was headed to Rikers Island, the notorious holding facility, when A MIRACLE HAPPENED! Via the New York Times:

But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York.

And then, on Monday, federal prison officials weighed in, telling the Manhattan district attorney’s office that Mr. Manafort, 70, would not be going to Rikers.

Instead, he will await his trial at a federal lockup in Manhattan or at the Pennsylvania federal prison where he is serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence for wide-ranging financial schemes, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Why, it's almost as if Bill Barr's Justice "Just Us" Department wants to remove all possible incentives for Russian asset Paul Manafort to testify against Bill Barr's pet president! But that can't be true, because THAT WOULD BE WRONG!

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