Judge T S Ellis III said Friday that he has received threats over the Manafort.
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The judge in Paul Manafort fraud study Friday showed that he received threats over the case and are now traveling with the U.S. Marshals, as he becomes a media request to release juror information.
U.S. district judge T. S. Ellis III, in the rejection of the motion argued that he is confident that the jurors would be in danger if their information were to be made available to the public.
“I can tell you, there have been [hazards]. … I don’t feel right if I added your name,” he said, that due to the threats against him, “The marshals go where I go.”
The startling revelation came as the jury for his second of the day.
Ellis, a famous prickly judge known for his colorful comments, has a great deal of attention during the Manafort trial for his frequent Repartee with the attorneys — especially those of the Special Counsel, Robert Müller the team.
Earlier Friday morning, Ellis pushback facing recognized about how he handled this case. He said lawyers “I’m no stranger to the criticism,” but said “this case has brought it to a new level.”
The judge motion itself was filed by several news organizations, the Washington Post, New York Times, AP, CNN, NBC, Politico and BuzzFeed. They sought to unseal records in the case, including the information about the jurors.
The rejection of the application on the jury, Ellis said, “to do so is a danger to you.”
The judge refused to make a request to unseal all of the bench conferences and side, sealed. Ellis said that all that is released to the audience at the end of the study.
According to a study of nearly three weeks, Manafort, 69, waits for a judgment on 18-of tax evasion and bank fraud charges.
He was accused of hiding income from his Ukrainian political work of the IRS. He is also accused of fraudulently million in bank loans.
“The marshals go where I go.”
– U.S. district judge T. S. Ellis III
Manafort has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
As the jury began advising on Thursday, the defense was an expression of growing confidence about his chances. Kevin Downing, Manafort is attorneny, told reporters, he sees the continuation of deliberations as “a great sign for the defense.”
He echoed those remarks after the jury of Ellis, in a note Friday questions at the end of the consultations at 5 p.m. ET because a juror for an event.
On Thursday, Ellis a note, detailing read aloud four questions from the jury, the foreign financial accounts, shelf companies, the definition of reasonable doubt and other evidence in the case.
Closing arguments this week, attorney Greg Andres told the jury, “The government calls on you to return the only verdict that is consistent with the evidence, is guilty of all charges.”
It takes a unanmious guilty of condemning verdict from all 12 jurors, and on each count.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.