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Manafort negotiations says the judge, a conspiracy cannot be proved without the testimony of Gates. Peter Doocy reports.
One of the most highly-talked about cases of the year judge T. S. Ellis hall-interior – and he makes sure that Special Counsel Robert Müller knows the team.
Müller’s team leveled several charges of tax and bank fraud against Paul Manafort, President of Trump’s former campaign manager, particularly in relation to his political work in the Ukraine.
But while Manafort, the process is made, the Prosecutor’s office has already, instructions are often on the receiving end of Ellis’. To portray the judge has suggested to you kicks for a variety of alleged misconduct, how to contact him, as she explores, the defendant.
Ellis has also noted the team on the high bar noted for a conviction; the prosecutors have to prove, Manafort knowingly violated the bank’s knowledge-and tax laws in connection with his political work in overseas.
Here is a look at some of the colorful comments Ellis is addressed, Mueller’s team, and the most important witnesses.
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State’s attorney Greg Andres, standing on the left in this courtroom sketch, was several times rejected for the way he looked or talked to judge T. S. Ellis in court.
(Dana Verkouteren, via AP)
Ellis seemed to suggest that a Prosecutor was so discouraged that he cried in his courtroom.
“I understand how frustrated you are. In fact, there are tears in the eyes, right now,” Ellis said on Monday, according to a Bloomberg-get transcript.
If the Prosecutor, Greg Andres, denied Ellis’ claim, the judge said, “Well, they are too watery.”
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Prior to the exchange Ellis rebuked Andres had not regarded him while he spoke.
“Look at me! Don’t look down,” Ellis said.
If Andres said that he was looking in a document, Ellis said: “this is B. S.”
And on Wednesday, Ellis Andres chastised again, as he speaks to him. At one point, Andres replied with a simple “Yes.”
“Don’t be warned be careful, this is an informal process,” Ellis.
‘You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort’
In may, Ellis Müller team accused of more worries about a trump card to charge as persecution Manafort for alleged crimes. He also suggests the team was in search of “unlimited power” in its investigation.
“You really don’t know about Mr. Manafort,” Ellis said during the preliminary hearing. “They’re really interested in, which can give the information that Mr. Manafort to lead you to Mr. Trump and a charge, or whatever.”
Ellis also found the scope of the investigation, says: “We don’t want anyone with unbroken strength.”
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“You don’t Manafort really know about the Lord. It is really important to you, what information you can give Mr Manafort, to lead you to Mr. Trump and a charge, or whatever.”
– Judge T. S. Ellis
Müller’s team said that his authorities set out in the documents, including the August 2017 scope memo, and some forces are secret, because they involve ongoing investigations and national security matters.
But Ellis summed up the argument of the special counsel’s office: “We said, that is what the investigation was about. But we are not going to be by you to be bound.”
Rick Gates, seen in this courtroom sketch on the witness stand that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Paul Manafort, as he was to work with him.
(Dana Verkouteren, via AP)
Not to escape, Rick Gates, Manafort was the former business partner and star witness for the prosecution in the location of Ellis’ retort.
During the trial, Gates testified that Manafort “it was good to know where the money was and how to spend it.”
Ellis threw and said: “he was so big”, when Gates was able to steal money from Manafort, without noticing him.
Gates has testified that he was taking hundreds of thousands of dollars of Manafort beat, if he worked for him. He said the additional money was used for “bonus money”, and “family money” to pay off an American Express credit card – without Manafort know.
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Müller dropped a number of banks and tax fraud charges against gates, after he collaborate struck a plea deal and agreed with the Prosecutor’s office.
The state had not suggested lawyers in the past, that you might call goal, but Ellis told them that they “can’t prove a conspiracy without him.”
“We don’t condemn people because they have money”
Ellis has always Müller dismissed the team as they tried, the evidence for the jury, the Manafort wealth and the “lavish lifestyle” – especially photos of his Cabinet, presented his expensive clothes.
“Parade seems to be all of this again, unnecessary, unimportant, and can be said to impair in an unfair manner,” Ellis.
“Mr. Manafort is not on trial for a lavish lifestyle, but to not report the income on his taxes,” Ellis, prosecutors said.
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He said that the photos seem “superfluous, irrelevant” and “potentially harmful.”
“Enough is enough. We do not condemn people, because he said a lot of money and you throw it”.
Watch your language
Ellis put a lid on the use of the word “oligarch” of the state to describe lawyers, the rich Ukrainians Manafort connection with his business. He said the word “pejorative” meaning not relevant for this case.
Ellis said the word could also make it seem as if Manafort has in connection with bad people and make him seem guilty by Association
“It is not the American way,” he said.
‘You have made a mistake, when you confirmed me
Ellis, the lawyers, the judges should have patience – only, he said, on both sides.
“Judges should be patient. You made a mistake when they confirmed me. I’m not patient,” Ellis said.
He made the comment as he warned the lawyers to spend a lot of time arguing about evidence, witnesses would be interviewed.
Fox News’ Anne Ball, Peter Doocy, Jake Gibson and Alex helped Pappas to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.