Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent to await his trial from a jail cell, according to national news reports.
Two weeks after special prosecutor Robert Mueller laid new charges of witness tampering on him, a federal judge Friday revoked Manafort’s current bail, which allowed him out on house arrest.
The move by U. S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was not unexpected, according to reports.
Manafort–once a top Trump deputy–is a central figure in Mueller’s investigation of Russian influence and possible collusion in the 2016 presidential election, which has netted several indictments so far.
The president has continually denied there was collusion in the race.