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>> Lock him up!>> Lock him up!>> Lock him up!>> President Trump's former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort said he's being treated like VIP in jail. That's according to a court filing from prosecutors, who say Manafort was heard making that remark in a taped phone call. Reuters Correspondent Nathan Lane has more.
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>> He has basically access to a personal phone all day. He doesn't have to wear a prison uniform. He's made a workaround for the jail restriction on emails, in a sense he types emails on a second PC. His lawyers or his legal take that PC outside the cell and transmit his emails.
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>> But Manafort, who's trying to get his first trial postponed, is arguing his conditions in jail are unfair, saying he is having a hard time meeting and communicating with lawyers. Far from restrictive, prosecutors argue Manafort has placed more than 300 calls with attorneys and others over the past three weeks.
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Despite Manafort's complaints, he says he wants to stay in the jail he's in over concerns about safety and adjusting to a new facility. But a judge on Wednesday ordered that he be moved to a detention center closer to his lawyers, rejecting the notion that he would not be safe there.
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Manafort's lawyers did not respond to a request for comment.