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Lawyers for Trump ex-campaign boss Paul Manafort appeal judge's order sending him to jail

Key Points
  • Lawyers for Paul Manafort are appealing a judge's order to jail him pending his upcoming trials.
  • Manafort's lawyers are also appealing Judge Amy Berman Jackson's decision to deny a request to delay her order.
  • Manafort's lawyers filed an appeal in a separate case that was dismissed in late April.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, June 15, 2018.
Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appealed on Monday a federal judge's order revoking his bail and sending him to jail pending trial after he was indicted on witness tampering charges.

Manafort's lawyers are also appealing U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's decision to deny their request to delay the June 15 order.

In addition, Manafort's lawyers filed an appeal in a separate case by Manafort against special counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice that was dismissed in late April.

The motions to appeal came 10 days after Manafort, 69, was ordered jailed pending his Sept. 17 trial in Washington. Manafort faces charges of lying to investigators, acting as an unregistered foreign agent and money laundering. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Federal prosecutors filed another indictment against Manafort in early June accusing him of obstructing justice by making clandestine contacts to people who had worked with him in his efforts to lobby on behalf of a Ukrainian political party years before he became campaign chairman for then-candidate Donald Trump.

The prosecutors allege that one of those contacts told investigators he understood Manafort's outreach as an attempt to "suborn perjury."