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Harris, Jeffries demand answers on Cohen, Manafort home confinement during coronavirus

Added 06-01-20 02:29:02pm EST - “Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Monday pressed Attorney General Bill Barr for answers on the decision to release former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to home confinement…” - Foxnews.com

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Prisons have become a hotbed of positive coronavirus cases leading them to free thousands of at-risk inmates.

Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Monday pressed Attorney General Bill Barr for answers on the decision to release former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to home confinement amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Last month, Manafort and Cohen were both released from prison to home confinement due to the health risk in prison from COVID-19.

Barr, earlier this year, directed the Bureau of Prisons to prioritize home confinement for prisoners in low- and minimum-security facilities who pose no safety threat to the community and have a low likelihood of recidivism.

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