VIRGINIA: Paul Manafort Moved To Less Cushy Jail

The Washington Post reports:

Paul Manafort has moved, over his objections, to a new jail with a history of illustrious guests. Officials confirm the former Trump campaign chairman was booked Thursday morning into the Alexandria Detention Center, a complex of low-slung brick buildings just off the Capital Beltway and a few blocks from the federal courthouse where he will be tried later this month on bank and tax fraud charges.

Manafort, who is being prosecuted by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, had asked for that trial to be continued in large part because he was being held 100 miles away in the Northern Neck Regional Jail. But he resisted being brought to Alexandria. His lawyers argued that he was safe in the Warsaw, Va. facility, where according to prosecutors he has a private phone and laptop and does not have to wear a jumpsuit.