Former federal prosecutor uses Manafort as an example of how Trump and his ilk are ‘above the law’
Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler said during Wednesday’s “All In” that President Donald Trump, his family and his staff seem to have an air about them that they are above the law. If Paul Manafort is any indication, however, they might actually be.
“When I was a federal prosecutor, I visited prisons and jails all over the country. And, I have to say, I never — a private laptop, your own personal bathroom and shower, unlimited calls, not having to wear a uniform?” he said naming off all of the perks Manafort enjoys in his VIP cell in northern Virginia.
“You know, when people in Trump’s world sometimes seem to think they are above the law, as far as Paul Manafort’s jailing goes, it is true,” he continued. “The rules that apply to regular inmates, who are overwhelmingly people of color, the regular rules, don’t apply to Paul Manafort.”
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow spent Tuesday blowing the lid off of the favors being asked by Manafort and former Director of National Security Michael Flynn.
See his full commentary below: