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Paul Manafort jailed over witness tampering

President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will be sent to jail, his bail having been revoked by a judge after Manafort was accused of witness tampering, The Washington Post reports. Manafort has been charged with, among other things, conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to launder money, and he was formerly under house arrest while awaiting trial.

In court documents, an FBI agent wrote that at least one witness has said Manafort reached out and seemed to be trying to coach them on what to say about his lobbying practices, The New York Times reports. Earlier Friday, Trump told the press that "Manafort has nothing to do with our campaign ... Manafort worked with me for a very short period of time."