The intimidation tactics of Mueller’s FBI are way off base according to reports that claim Mrs. Manafort was “manhandled”:

Just how rough special counsel Robert Mueller is playing with Paul Manafort goes back before this week’s indictment — to the FBI’s no-knock raid in July.

It has been reported that the agents checked Mr. Manafort and wife Kathleen for guns as they broke into the Alexandria condo pre-dawn by picking the lock.

A source familiar with the case told The Washington Times the search was even more intrusive: An agent patted down Mrs. Manafort before she was allowed to get out of bed.

“Agents felt up Mrs. Manafort lying in bed to see if she had guns,” the source said of the intimidation.

In all, 12 FBI agents entered the home, guns drawn, and stayed for hours.

The aggressive search of a prone sleepy woman is, the source said, a hallmark of Mr. Mueller’s top prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann. A former mob prosecutor in New York, he specializes in turning witnesses against bigger prey and is not afraid to make things rough for spouses, too.

President Trump has repeatedly referred to Mueller’s phony Russian collusion investigation as a “witch hunt”. It sure appears as though to date, Trump has proven to be correct with his assertion.

“Weissmann will want to maximize the trauma to his family,” said Sidney Powell, a Dallas appeals attorney critical of his tactics.

Even before Paul Manafort has been tried or convicted, he is reportedly now being held in solitary confinement for at least 23 hours every day!

The Washington Examiner is reporting that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spends at least 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, according to a new court filing.

Attorneys for Manafort made the claim Thursday in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, where they are appealing a federal judge’s decision to jail their client. The 69-year-old is currently at the Northern Neck Region Jail, a roughly two hours’ drive south of Washington.

“Mr. Manafort, moreover, is now housed in solitary confinement because the facility cannot otherwise guarantee his safety. He is locked in his cell for at least 23 hours per day (excluding visits from his attorneys), at a facility approximately two hours from his legal team,” his lawyers wrote.

Americans are furious to hear about the treatment Paul Manafort has received thus far. Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA tweeted: 

Paul Manafort, who didn’t collude with Russia, is being kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day


Remember, he hasn’t been tried or convicted yet

This is a sick & masochistic attempt by Mueller to punish everyone close to @realDonaldTrump

End this baseless investigation!

Manafort is facing two federal criminal trials: one set to begin July 25 in Virginia and the other set to begin September 17 in Washington, and he has pleaded not guilty in both. He faces a handful of charges including bank and tax fraud and failure to register as a foreign agent in both districts stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Jailing Manafort has made it “effectively impossible” for him to prepare for the two trials, his lawyers argued. The decision to jail Manafort was ordered in June by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson for obstruction of justice and witness tampering, but his lawyers also said that decision went too far.

“The detention order — which has already prejudiced Mr. Manafort’s trial preparation profoundly — is fatally flawed,” they wrote. “The district court did not assess the weight of the evidence against Mr. Manafort, which was weak, despite a statutory requirement to do so.”

Manafort was sent to jail despite evidence of that was “so thin as to border on non-existent,” his lawyers added.


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