Under William Barr, the Department of Justice – which exists to protect the rule of law in the U.S. – has become a complete joke. Its sole purpose is to act as the personal law firm for this corrupt president. Paul Manafort is serving his seven-and-a-half-year federal prison sentence while he awaits trial for a separate state case, but a new report shows that in the meantime, the Donald Trump-William Barr Justice Department is giving him special treatment. According to The New York Times, Manafort “had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex,” but “the Justice Department intervened” to make sure that didn’t happen.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.