Listen: Paul Manafort, Amy Berman Jackson, Donald Trump discussed on Jim Bohannon
"His additional sentencing yesterday. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will now serve seven and a half years in prison and manafort's been handed new charges from New York. Prosecutors sixteen counts of mortgage fraud. Bob Costantini following details. I am sorry for what I have done in for all the activities that have gotten us here today. Paul Manafort said on his own behalf. His own lawyer told judge Amy Berman Jackson, they'd had not Manafort been Trump campaign manager, the case would not have been prosecuted. Various counts of tax and Bank fraud grew out of special counsel, Robert Muller's investigation van afford had pleaded guilty here in Washington to two counts conspiracy and witness tampering. Prosecutors tied to Muller's team maintained Manafort did not cooperate as he was required to do. The specially regarding contacts he might have had with at least one Russian with Kremlin ties during the campaign interlinked courtroom statement Jackson, took metaphor to task for major financial crimes and sentenced him to an additional forty three months of jail time on top of last week, forty seven month sentence in Virginia inside the courtroom. Judge Amy Berman Jackson mocked Manafort sentencing refrain, as she put it of no collusion with Russia since he was never charged with anything along those lines. But she did take the prosecutor side that Manafort had not been cooperative with a special counsel's team regarding contacts, he may have had with at least one Russian oligarch during the campaign Jackson accused Manafort of trying to play the victim even saying, oh, look what they've done to me and criticized the legal team for. Suggesting Manafort was kept in solitary confinement. Something President Trump has claimed when Paul manafort's attorney Kevin downing came out of the courthouse here to deliver a message that might have been earmarked for President Trump. Protesters tried to drown him out judge Jackson conceded that there was absolutely no evidence at any Russian collusion."