Where is the Outrage about Paul Manafort?

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    Manafort to be held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island: report

    Paul Manafort, briefly candidate Trump's campaign manager, is now being held in solitary confinement at Riker's Island, probably the worst spot in the most notoriously odious jail in the country.

    Recall that he was convicted of a few Federal white collar crimes - mainly income tax evasion - and is currently paying those tax obligations in kind, providing a windfall for the U.S. taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars.

    Recall that he has been convicted of NO CRIMES IN NEW YORK - Riker's is a JAIL and not a PRISON - and is being kept there for no reason other than irrational hatred of President Trump and anyone connected with him. Even the infamous AOC has come out in favor of more rational and lenient treatment of Mr. Manafort.

    And where is the ACLU on this? Aren't they violently opposed to the use of Solitary Confinement, particularly where it has nothing to do with the severity or violence of the crime? This is a textbook case of prosecutorial over-reach. The ONLY reason why Manafort is being kept there is to "break" him - to induce him to provide incriminating testimony against the President, whether truthful or not.

    Leftists are scum. Exhibit [too many to count].
     
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    Actually, they brought him there because NY State is charging him with State crimes, and thus JAIL vs PRISON... most people awaiting trial, are put in Rikers awaiting their trial.

    the Feds got their money from him, about $45 million in federal tax evasion money, via properties he handed over....

    NYS is now trying him for his State crimes, tax evasion etc.... so they and the citizens of their State, can get the State's money due....

    This is NOT to punish him because of his dealings with Don the Con.
     
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    I'm sure they would be happy to put him into the general prison population, but I doubt he would enjoy that. Manafort wants all the protection he can get.
     
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    When my son was training to be a C.O. in NY, he was assigned to Rikers for awhile. It's hellish there. But Manafort is in solitary, so he doesn't know much about it, presumably.
     
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    Care4all sez? "Da gubermint is entitled to your Federal Reserve Notes!!!!! Empty your pockets!!!!"


    LMAO!
     
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    Why not? I have to pay my taxes due... every single year.

    Why shouldn't Manafort?

    Do you think only the every day average folk should be the only ones paying what is due, according to tax law?

    "Pay unto Caesar, what is his..." sayeth, the Lord.
     
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    They are trying to force Trump into pardoning him. In addition to other things, he is the political prisoner of the Democrats, similar to Otto Warmbier.
     
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    Huh? 10 to 1, Trump is already going to pardon him for his federal crimes.... the timing just ain't right yet.

    Any State crimes convicted of, can not be pardoned by the president, but I believe the Governor of a State can pardon State crimes?
     
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    Why should there be outrage?

    Whining wacko
     
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    Don't you remember LePage pardoning that 'dangerous dog' they were going to put down?
     
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