What's likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, or really any mention of Russian Federation at all.
Following this trial, Manafort will face a second trial in Washington in September with more explosive charges, including conspiracy against the United States, failure to register as a foreign agent, money laundering, lying to federal investigators and obstruction of justice.
Manafort's lawyers are attempting to block the 51 exhibits detailing this work from court, claiming the evidence is "irrelevant, prejudicial and unnecessarily time-consuming evidence", Bloomberg reports, but Mueller's team say the documents are needed to prove the full scope of Manafort's earnings. Manafort and Gates then funneled millions to offshore bank accounts, which they failed to disclose to the US government, in the Grenadines, Seychelles and Cyprus.
What's likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign co-ordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, or really any mention of Russian Federation at all.
He said Mr Trump could help the public understand what is at stake in Mr Mueller's investigation, which both Mr Trump and Mr Caputo have called a "witch hunt" aimed at ending his presidency. A legal defense fund effort on his behalf backfired when a video he filmed for one of its fundraisers prompted a scolding from a judge, who had imposed a gag order on the D.C. case.
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BRICS is made up of five of the world's major developing economies - Brazil, Russia , India, China and South Africa. After the summit, trump harshly criticized both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to report foreign bank accounts.
Gates pleaded guilty in February to charges of conspiring against the USA and of making false statements to the federal government.
Manafort had been under federal investigation since 2014 over suspicion of illegal lobbying and financial improprieties. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In recent days, prosecutors have submitted a list of hundreds of exhibits they plan to introduce at trial, including financial documents and photographs of luxury cars and real estate properties Manafort bought with his Ukrainian income.
The focus on Manafort's personal dealings, rather than Russian Federation, aren't surprising considering the Special Counsel indictment didn't mention the Kremlin, the 2016 presidential election or collusion a single time.
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Trump has denied having knowledge of it, and Donald Trump Jr. has said under oath that his father didn't know about it. On Thursday night, Trump's current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , called Cohen a "liar" in response to the report .
Manafort was present during the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting that was set up after a Kremlin-linked lawyer offered up dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to members of the Trump campaign.
Mueller has indicted a total of 32 people so far in connection with his probe into whether any members of Trump's election campaign colluded with Russian Federation to help get the NY real estate tycoon into the White House.
Last week, Ellis issued a series of guidelines for topics that would be off limits during the Manafort trial.
If Manafort is acquitted, "it will benefit President Trump tremendously, because it will cast into doubt all of the legitimacy of the process that is occurring", said Joshua Dressler, a professor of criminal law and criminal procedure at Ohio State University.
Adding to the intrigue is the expected spectacle of Manafort's deputy, Rick Gates, testifying against him after cutting a plea deal with prosecutors, and the speculation that Manafort, who faces charges in two different courts and decades in prison if convicted, may be holding out for a pardon from Trump.
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Amnesty said that imprisonment of a minor must be used only as a last resort for the shortest appropriate period of time. Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi was released from Israeli custody after eight months of incarceration.
Konstantin Kilimnik, a political consultant and one-time associate of Manafort, has been accused by prosecutors in the Washington case of having ties to Russian intelligence and helping Manafort try to tamper with witnesses.