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Manafort transferred to Alexandria jail, mugshot released

Manafort transferred to Alexandria jail, mugshot released

They said they gained access to another prison call on June 20 in which Manafort told a listener skeptical about delaying the Virginia case and bringing forward a separate trial in Washington, D.C.

Robert Mueller's prosecutors, meanwhile, argued that Manafort's jail in Warsaw had been more than accommodating: he has a personal phone in his cell, which he's used to make more than 300 phone calls to his lawyers and others within the past three weeks; he's found a way to work around the jail's ban on email; and he has his own bathroom, shower, and work space, according to Reuters.

The jail houses about 400 inmates, and at least 140 beds are reserved for federal prisoners like Manafort.

By moving to Alexandria, Manafort will be closer to his legal team, but he probably won't retain the luxuries he had before since the facility is known for dealing with spies, terrorists and high-profile criminals.

Manafort was transfered to Alexandria Detention Center yesterday as he awaits criminal trial over the charges surrounding his alleged bank fraud and suspicious worldwide dealings.

Manafort had argued that being held at the jail, about 100 miles from Washington, D.C., kept him from meeting easily with his legal team.

In a rebuttal, Manafort's lawyers said the effort put into monitoring their client's phone calls showed that Mueller had "unlimited resources" and accused his office of choosing conversations "to support its version of events".

The former campaign manager was held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail previously, according to Politico. They also said Manafort has said in the calls that he is able to visit with his lawyers every day and that he has "all my files like I would at home".

In their court filing Wednesday, prosecutors sought to pick apart Manafort's arguments that he needs to delay the trial because of his jail conditions.

"While the opposition does not generally misrepresent the confinement conditions, its cavalier dismissal of the challenges of preparing for back-to-back complex white collar criminal trials while the defendant is in custody shows a lack of concern with fairness or due process", the lawyers wrote. He instructed the U.S. Marshals Service to move Manafort to Alexandria, as he initially planned.

President Donald Trump seized on these words and said, as he does, Judge Ellis "is really something special, I hear from many standpoints".