Banker Takes Witness Stand As Manafort Trial Resumes

A Chicago bank approved former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort for a loan just one day after the bank’s chief told Manafort he was interested in serving for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, a bank executive testified Friday after the trial was put on hold for several hours.

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FBI Accountant Maps Paper Trail in Manafort Case

In a bid to unravel hours of elaborate testimony about Paul Manafort’s financial records Wednesday afternoon, defense attorneys zeroed in on one detail they painted as particularly curious – the former Trump campaign chair’s signature on various tax and loan forms.

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Prosecutors Accuse Manafort of Violating Tax, Bank Laws

The trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort opened Tuesday with prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller accusing the one-time, high-flying political consultant with putting “himself and his money above the law” while flouting tax and banking regulations.

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Prospective Manafort Jurors Receive Instructions From Judge

In a brief hearing at a federal court in Virginia Tuesday morning, Judge T.S. Ellis III emphasized the role jurors will play in the case, explaining that ahead of actual jury selection, completed jury questionnaires  can give  prosecutors and defense attorneys a clearer idea of the jury pool’s composition.

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