Paul Manafort Does Indeed Have Gout

After much speculation, Paul Manafort’s lawyers have confirmed that poetic justice exists: He has gout. The revelation comes in a court filing from his lawyers responding to Robert Mueller’s accusation that Manafort lied to investigators (beyond the gout revelation, the filing seems like a legitimately big deal). The disclosure comes in a section about the hard time Manafort is having in solitary: “Mr. Manafort’s confinement have taken a toll on his physical and mental health,” his lawyers write. “As just one example, for several months Mr. Manafort has suffered from severe gout, at times confining him to a wheelchair.”

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