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NBC Reporter: Only Reason Manafort’s in Jail is Because He Worked for Trump Campaign

NBC's Ken Dilanian pointed out that the Department of Justice declined to prosecute Manafort a number of years ago after examining his conduct. After working on the Trump campaign, however, he's got a bullseye on his back.

By NTK Staff | 07.31.2018 @11:02am

NBC correspondent Ken Dilanian argued on Monday that the “only reason” Paul Manafort is in jail is because the former political adviser worked for the Trump campaign.

“The Justice Department took a look at [Manafort’s] conduct a few years ago and took a pass,” Dilanian said. “They didn’t prosecute him.”

“The only reason he’s wearing a green prison jumpsuit right now is because he went to work for Donald Trump,” he added.

The NBC News correspondent called Manafort’s situation a “Shakespearean tragedy,” and that the former Trump campaign chairman has not yet realized the legal trouble he faces.

Manafort’s trial is set to start on Tuesday.

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