Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Manafort trial: Judge TS Ellis calls for short closing arguments on Wednesday as defence rests case

Manafort trial: Judge TS Ellis calls for short closing arguments on Wednesday as defence rests caseThe defence has rested in the trial of former Donald Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort, with Judge TS Ellis calling closing arguments for Wednesday morning. Mr Manafort’s trial on several counts of tax evasion and bank fraud will like see the jury head out for deliberations on Wednesday, after his legal team did not call any witnesses to the stand in the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Mr Manfort decided not to testify in what is the first trial related to the FBI investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, of Russian election meddling and possible collusion between Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russian officials.




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