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Lawyers for ex-trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort questions for the study moved from Washington DC through advertising; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports.
A Federal judge on Wednesday refused to have ex-trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort effort in his second attempt, moved to a location outside of Washington DC.
During a court hearing, District Court Judge Amy Jackson Manafort’s defense team and the state, said prosecutors, it was not convinced by the argument of the defense that you be able to get a fair jury in DC
Jackson said, “party affiliation” is not necessarily an indicator of bias,” referring to the Manafort team claiming that Manafort could not get a fair trial in the District of Columbia, which is predominantly populated by Democrats.
Jackson also signalled on Wednesday that they will not allow a discussion of the “Russian agreements” during the 2016 campaign in the upcoming procedure, if you would allow some mention of Manafort’s role as a campaign manager, “an election campaign.”
The case, the team, the probing potential crimes in connection with the election of 2016 was brought by Special Counsel Robert Müller. But Manafort has not been charged with anything in connection with the campaign.
Manafort defense attorney Kevin Downing shot back, “you can’t campaign policy … Mr. Manafort is here, because he was the manager of the trump or exclude the possibility.”
Jackson agreed that it could be a statement Manafort, of the position in the campaign, as the investigation began, but, “I want to be able to his position in the campaign.”
Manafort, in the upcoming trial, with seven counts of foreign lobbying violations, and witness tampering. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Opening arguments are expected Sept. 24.
In August, in a separate trial, a Federal jury in Virginia found Manafort guilty on eight counts of Federal tax and banking crimes.
Jake Gibson is a producer working at Fox News Washington bureau, who issues the policy, law enforcement and intelligence.