Judge Unveils Names of Witnesses With Immunities in Manafort Case

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A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, is expected to rule Monday on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's request to delay his criminal trial, slated to start this week.

Manafort must defend himself against charges ranging from bank fraud to failing to register as a foreign agent for lobbying work he performed on behalf of Viktor Yanukovych, the former pro-Russia president of Ukraine.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III last Tuesday denied Manafort's request to move the trial from Alexandria, in the Washington, D.C., region, to the more sparsely populated southwestern Virginia city of Roanoke.

The criminal trial of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was delayed until next week to give defense attorneys additional time to review thousands of documents recently provided by prosecutors.

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Diveykin, and said Diveykin never told him that the Russians had dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In a statement Saturday, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep.

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III last week released a list of almost 500 pieces of evidence that prosecutors may show to a jury, including emails and memos discussing strategy with and for Yanukovych. Gates has pleaded guilty to two charges in federal court in Washington and is set to testify against Manafort.

Manafort is facing charges related to alleged financial crime from before he joined the Trump campaign.

Ellis will begin meeting jurors this week as scheduled.

According to the government, the head of that bank, former Trump Campaign economic adviser Stephen Calk, was interested in getting a position within the Trump Administration.

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Ellis has questioned Mueller's probe and said Manafort's indictment appeared aimed at leveraging him to provide information on Trump.

It had been scheduled to begin Wednesday in Alexandria, Va., but Ellis agreed to delay it until July 31.

Numerous documents came from devices owned by Rick Gates, Manafort's longtime partner who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with prosecutors. Manafort's defense lawyer Kevin Downing complained on Monday his team did not have enough time to review the records, which contain about 20,000 documents, including accounting records from Manafort's bookkeeping company.

Manafort's lawyers said they did not plan on arguing at trial that Manafort was the victim of a political prosecution or that he was "selectively" or "vindictively" prosecuted.

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