Paul Manafort "may never ever see the outside of a jail cell," a former Watergate prosecutor says

Nick Akerman wondered why Manafort allegedly tried to intimidate witnesses while already facing serious charges

By Tana Ganeva

Published June 15, 2018 5:58PM (EDT)

Paul Manafort   (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
Paul Manafort (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story
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On Friday, a federal judge revoked former Trump campaign advisor Paul Manafort’s 10 million dollar bail in response to charges of witness tampering.

In an appearance on MSNBC, former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman wondered how Manafort could have been so brazen as to try to intimidate witnesses while already facing serious charges.

Akerman also noted that Manafort could face as much as two decades in prison. Manafort is 69-years old, that could amount to a life sentence.

“Paul Manafort, if he does not cooperate, may never ever see the outside of a jail cell,” Akerman said.

Earlier Velshi observed that Manafort appeared to have been “poking the bear.”

An incredulous Akerman retorted that he wasn’t “poking the bear. This is taking a hatchet and pounding it on the bear.”

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