|credit: Nate Beeler, Columbus Dispatch|
Meanwhile in the Russian Connection investigation, former campaign manager Paul Manafort's pre-trial release was revoked by a federal judge Friday after Robert Mueller charged he attempted to tamper with a witness. Manafort was immediately taken into custody following the ruling and then taken to Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va. Two veteran journalists who previously worked with Manafort offered information to Mueller according to the New York Times. The former colleagues in Ukrainian PR work are just the latest in a string of betrayals against the embattled former campaign manager. According to court filings, Manafort and another of his associates with ties to Russian intelligence, Konstantin Kilimnik, tried to reach journalists Friedman and Sager via phone calls and encrypted texts. Rather than respond to Manafort's "reaching out" They reported the contacts to Special Counsel Mueller. Mueller added obstructing justice to the five charges Manafort already faces. Will Manafort cave and give up Mr. Yuge? Only time, or a presidential pardon, will tell.