This particular Aug. 7, 2018 courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates, right, testifying during questioning inside bank fraud as well as also tax evasion trial of Paul Manafort at federal court in Alexandria, Va. The judge will be T.S. Elliot III.
Ellis said he will not Discharge the transcript of one sidebar conference which relates to an ongoing investigation, nevertheless did say which after the trial ends he will unseal transcripts related to the administration of the jury.
Manafort will be being prosecuted by members of the team of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Mueller will be investigating possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump inside inquiry into Russian interference inside 2016 presidential election, as well as also possible collusion by members of Trump’s campaign with which Kremlin-backed effort.
Trump has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.
The case against Manafort relates to income he earned while working for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine, before he became involved inside Trump campaign. Manafort will be also accused of lying to banks in requests for loans, which prosecutors claim he obtained to continue funding his lavish lifestyle after income through the Ukrainian party dried up.
Shortly after Ellis said he would likely not disclose their names, jurors sent out a note to the judge, asking to be allowed to end their deliberations at 5 p.m., because one of the jurors includes a social engagement.
Ellis plans to reconvene court at 4:50 p.m. to ask jurors what time they want to resume deliberations Monday.