Dem Sen. Blumenthal: ‘Manafort Caught a Break’ with Overall Sentence

Posted on March 13, 2019 11:15 am

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On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated that “Paul Manafort caught a break” in the overall sentence he received. Blumenthal further stated that Judge Amy Berman Jackson didn’t commit a “miscarriage of justice” like Judge T.S. Ellis did, but Jackson could have been harder on Manafort. Blumenthal said, “Looking at the totality of what he did, and the totality of the sentences, both last week and now, Paul Manafort caught a break. This overall sentence is exceedingly lenient, probably excessively so, in my view.” He added, “[T]he miscarriage of justice, as I’ve called it repeatedly,