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Chris Megerian

Chris Megerian is based in Washington, D.C., where he writes about the special counsel investigation. He previously covered the 2016 presidential campaign and the 2015 United Nations summit on global warming in Paris. As a reporter in Sacramento, he has also written about Gov. Jerry Brown, climate change policies, California politics and state finances. Before joining The Times in January 2012, he spent three years covering politics and law enforcement at the Star-Ledger in New Jersey. He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort must be jailed, federal judge rules

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, will be jailed after allegations of witness tampering, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Manafort faces new indictment with witness tampering allegations. His attorneys deny he's a flight risk

Paul Manafort is expected to respond Friday to allegations from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III that he tried to tamper with a witness in the Russia investigation. If a judge agrees with Mueller, Manafort could be sent to jail while awaiting his trial.

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