Last Tuesday, Special counsel Robert Mueller asked Judge T.S. Ellis, a Ronald Reagan appointee,
to grant immunity to five unidentified potential witnesses whose testimony he wants to compel at the criminal trial of ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.
And, today, Judge T.S. Ellis agreed to grant the immunity to five potential witnesses in Manafort’s upcoming trial
but, he also ordered Mueller to publicly name the five witnesses who got immunity–a huge blow to the Special Counsel.
Mueller’s team wanted the identities of their witnesses to remain confidential, saying in a filing last week that they haven’t been criminally charged and not naming them would avoid “undue harassment.”
The identities of the five witnesses were revealed Monday and Judge Ellis delayed Manafort’s trial until July 31st.
A federal judge in Alexandria has delayed the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort until July 31st.
Defense attorney Kevin Downing had argued that the trial, which was previously set to begin Wednesday, comes as his team is still struggling with tens of thousands of documents only recently provided by prosecutors.
“There are equities and good reasons on both sides,” Judge T.S. Ellis III said.
Ellis also approved and unsealed motions to compel five witnesses against Manafort to testify at trial: James Brennan, Conor O’Brien, Donna Duggan, Cindy Laporta, Dennis Raico.
Brief description of the five witnesses:
Raico: bank lender
Duggan: not sure.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 23, 2018
What are they going to do with Podesta? It’s a legitimate question. If they take down Manafort, Podesta should be prosecuted for the same things.
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