Prosecutors: Manafort says he's treated like 'VIP' in jail
By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored jail phone calls that he's being treated like a "VIP" while behind bars.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office made the revelation in a court filing Wednesday arguing against postponing his trial in Alexandria, Virginia.
Prosecutors say Manafort has a personal telephone that he uses to prepare for trial with lawyers. They also say he has his own workspace and has had more than 100 phone calls with lawyers in the last three weeks.
Manafort is scheduled to stand trial on financial crimes starting July 25. He had asked for a postponement until after a separate trial in Washington, D.C., where he faces similar charges.
Manafort has been jailed since last month after a judge revoked his house arrest.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
West Virginia HeadlinesWest Virginia HeadlinesMore>>
Thursday, June 8 2017 6:48 AM EDT2017-06-08 10:48:40 GMT
While Republican West Virginia legislative leaders rammed a right-to-work bill into law this year, unions and business groups spent almost $1.8 million altogether battling over the policy. Grassroots campaign...More >>
The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama....More >>
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:31 GMT
Authorities are identifying a Virginia woman who died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach. Police identified the woman in a statement Thursday morning as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle...More >>
NASA officials say they are still in the beginning stages of studying the extent of contamination at the Wallops Flight Facility site from a family of dangerous industrial chemicals that also made its way into the drinking...More >>
Thursday, July 19 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:16:41 GMT
NASA officials say they are in the beginning stages of studying the extent of contamination from dangerous industrial chemicals that penetrated the drinking water of Chincoteague, an island town near the...More >>
NASA officials say they are in the beginning stages of studying the extent of contamination from dangerous industrial chemicals that penetrated the drinking water of Chincoteague, an island town near the agency's...More >>