Pres. Trump suggest Manafort treated worse than Al Capone

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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 15: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse for a hearing on June 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. Today a federal judge could rule on whether to revoke Manafort’s bail due to alleged witness tampering. Manafort was indicted last year by a federal grand […]

ALEXANDRIA, VA (AP) —President Donald Trump is invoking one of the nation’s most notorious criminals in venting about the treatment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort as he begins trial.

Trump, in the midst of an angry tweet storm Wednesday about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, asked the public “who was treated worse,” 1920s gangster Al Capone or Manafort.

The president called Manafort “a Reagan/Dole darling” and questioned why Manafort was in solitary confinement before being convicted.

Manafort is currently standing federal trial for tax evasion and bank fraud.

Trump suggested that Manafort was being treated worse than Capone, whose first name he spelled incorrectly. Capone, dubbed “Public Enemy Number One,” was convicted of tax evasion.

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