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Is Manafort the worst liar in the world?

Is Manafort the worst liar in the world?

by digby

The evidence suggests he is ...


He's going to jail today for trying to tamper with a witness in a federal trial. Big, big no-no.

But, like so many of Trump's thuggish associates, he just couldn't seem to help acting like a mobster.

Update: Jesus


In one of his most forceful attacks on the special counsel yet, Rudy Giuliani on Friday claimed the Russia investigation could get “cleaned up” with pardons from President Trump in light Paul Manafort being sent to jail. 
“When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,” the former New York mayor told the Daily News. 
Giuliani’s stunning remark came hours after a Washington, D.C., judge revoked Manafort’s bail and ordered him to remain behind bars while awaiting his September trial. The ruling came after Robert Mueller’s investigators alleged Manafort had attempted to tamper with witnesses in the Russia investigation.  
Giuliani, who worked as a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade, claimed he had seen no evidence to warrant Manafort being sent to jail. 
“I don’t understand the justification for putting him in jail,” Giuliani, 74, said. “You put a guy in jail if he’s trying to kill witnesses, not just talking to witnesses.”
That's good news for a whole lot of people under federal indictment. Who knew?