This story appears to have just broken on Twitter before it is even an article:
JUST IN: U.S. Special Counsel Mueller says ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has attempted to tamper with potential witness – court filing pic.twitter.com/9Dcxi9YGyw
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) June 5, 2018
I will update if and when article appears! This could theoretically send Manafort to prison, which would make things interesting, to say the least.
Big h/t to Glen the Plumber, who also found this tweet:
New filing: Mueller's team says there's "probable cause to believe that Manafort has violated 18 U.S.C. § 1512(b) by attempting to tamper with potential witnesses while on pretrial release and, accordingly, has violated the conditions of his release."https://t.co/qKYaCdarwO
— Ellis Kim (@elliskkim) June 5, 2018
Update 1: 9:24pm
lynn47 spotted the story on CNN.com:
(CNN)The Special Counsel’s Office has accused Paul Manafort of attempting to shape potential witnesses’ testimony and has asked to send him to jail as he awaits his trial, according to a filing in DC District Court on Monday night.Manafort is currently out on house arrest and a $10 million unsecured bail, and is awaiting a trial in Virginia scheduled for late July and a trial in DC scheduled to begin in September. He has pleaded not guilty to charges related to his failure to disclose his lobbying work for a foreign government.Tampering with a witness is a crime in itself — and it’s one Manafort has not yet been charged with.
Update 2: 10:09pm
Special Counsel: Fmr Trump Campaign chair tried to call, text and send encrypted messages to witnesses.