Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is using a loophole to send emails regularly from prison, according to a CBS News report from Wednesday.
“In order to exchange emails, he reads and composes email on a second laptop that is shuttled in and out of the facility by his team. When the team takes the laptop from the jail, it reconnects to the internet and Manafort’s emails are transmitted,” the CBS article states.
Manafort is not technically allowed to send emails from prison, according to the article.
Manafort is living like a “VIP,” according the article, with his own personal cell including a private bathroom and shower. He also does not have to wear a prison uniform, according to the article.
On his private telephone, Manafort “has had over 100 calls with his lawyers and another 200 with other people,” the article states. He also has a personal laptop from which he can work in his cell or in his own person workroom.
He is held in his cell for 23 hours a day, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation in July. However, Manafort’s “solitary confinement” is for his own safety, according to TheDCNF report.
Manafort previously was under house arrest in Alexandria, Virginia, according to TheDCNF. He is being tried for failing to disclose lobbying abroad, witness tampering and a variety of other charges.
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