The six-woman, six-man panel is weighing 18 bank fraud and tax charges against Trump’s ex-campaign chairman.
“The whole Manafort trial is very sad,” president says as jury weighs 18 counts of bank fraud and lying to the IRS filed against his former campaign chairman.
In closing arguments, prosecutor accuses Trump’s ex-campaign chair of hiding a “huge dumpster” of money. Defense says special counsel went fishing for evidence of a crime.
Closing arguments and then jury deliberations are expected in the 12th day of Manafort's trial.
Evidence in the trial of Paul Manafort could conclude today, followed by closing arguments and the possible start of jury deliberations.
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The decision is a common tactic by defense lawyers, who often prefer to attack the government’s case by grilling prosecution witnesses instead of offering their own. Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday.
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It’s unclear how many witnesses, if any, the defense intends to call to rebut the government’s case.
The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case in chief against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.