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    From Trump Inner Circle to Federal Jail Cell

    “Paul Manafort worked for me for a very short period of time.” So said President Trump Friday of the man who ran his campaign during his nominating convention. A federal judge revoked Manafort’s bail and sent him to jail after hearing he’d allegedly sent encrypted messages to a potential witness to shape testimony. Indicted last year on money laundering and conspiracy charges, Manafort, 69, worked on the campaign for 144 days, and reportedly enjoyed a lavish lifestyle after doing political work for Kremlin-linked Ukrainian officials. His trial is scheduled for September.

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