Paul Manafort Seeks Early Release Due To COVID Risk

Politico reports:

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is asking to be released from prison early and serve the remainder of his 7-and-a-half year sentence at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Manafort’s attorney, Kevin Downing, asked the Federal Bureau of Prisons in a letter on Monday to release Manafort, saying his 71-year-old client is at “high risk” of getting COVID-19 due to his age and pre-existing health conditions, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Politico.

Downing requests that Manafort immediately be transferred to home confinement to serve the remainder of his sentence or for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

See the letter here.