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president trump's former campaign chairman of Paul metaphor quotes repeatedly and brazenly broke the law and according to special counsel Robert Muller steam he does not deserve leniency at his sentencing next month that recommendation in a filing may partially public on Saturday increases the likelihood that metaphor it will spend the rest of his life behind bars , man afford pleaded guilty in Washington last September to conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice for his attempts to tamper with witnesses in his case while a specific sentence was not recommended in Miller's filing he portrayed that afford as a hardened criminal at risk of repeating criminal behavior the memo stated his criminal actions were bold some of which were committed while under a spotlight due to his work as the campaign chairman and later while he was out on bail from this court's the maximum sentence for the charges in DC are capped at ten years but sixty nine year old man afford faces a potentially lengthy sentence in a second case in Virginia in which he was convicted last year of financial crimes as part of an earlier plea deal with Miller investigating Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen U. S. elections five other charges against matter fort were dropped when he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors but Miller Stephen November accuse metaphor of violating the agreement by repeatedly lying to prosecutors on subjects including his interactions with a business partner they have said has ties to Russian intelligence the judge of this month ruled metaphor it had breached at the deal