Paul Manafort trial prosecutors to rest case

Paul Manafort trial prosecutors to rest case

Paul Manafort trial prosecutors to rest case

Chicago banker Steven Calk was angling to get an appointment as secretary of Housing and Urban Development or secretary of the Treasury at the same time that he was negotiating with Paul Manafort over $16 million in loans, one of Calk's employees testified Friday in Manafort's financial crimes trial. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III interjected: "You might want to spend time on a loan that was granted".

Prosecutors have said that Calk pushed through the loans for Manafort because he wanted a job in the Trump administration.

The witnesses were the latest in the government's case against Manafort, who faces 18 felony counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to disclose about 30 foreign bank accounts.

Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortCourt seals portion of Mueller team's discussion relevant to "ongoing investigation" The handwritten notes exposing what Fusion GPS told DOJ about Trump Mueller to subpoena Roger Stone-Wikileaks connection: report MORE's criminal trial on bank and tax fraud charges was held up for several hours on Friday as the federal judge presiding over the case repeatedly met with federal prosecutors and Manafort's defense attorneys.

Ellis returned about 45 minutes later, at which point he summoned in the jury for attendance and said they would then take an early lunch break.

Prosecutors had asked Ellis to instruct the jury that they hadn't done anything improper in an attempt to fix any unfair prejudice. "In new court filing prosecutors are fighting back after days of Judge Ellis growing increasingly angry at them". President Donald Trump's campaign manager was a longtime political operator in Washington and elsewhere, right up to 2016 when the real estate magnate him as his campaign chairman.

Paul Manafort trial prosecutors to rest case

That investigation is likely Mr. Mueller's probe into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

Though substantive, untelevised and far from a Trump-style reality show, the trial has featured some drama when star witness Gates testified against his former boss. When the two were first brought face-to-face in the courtroom, Manafort's gaze bore down on his former protege and rarely wandered.

Jurors saw an email from Manafort to his son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai, in which he advised him that an appraiser was looking to schedule a visit to the property. The outburst came when Judge Ellis learned that a witness may have been in the courtroom during another witness' testimony, and told the jury that the prosecution had acted improperly in allowing this, defying courtroom procedures.

But the postponement is significant, as prosecutors had been hoping to finish calling witnesses Friday - and Ellis has a reputation as a strickler for keeping trials moving. Ellis had previously given prosecutors permission to let Welch observe the trial before he was called to the stand. "You may put that aside..."

"I understand how frustrated you are".

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