Müller team files complaint against Manafort judge on the latest Rügen

Office of the public Prosecutor in the Supreme court case against ex-trump-campaign and Paul Manafort submitted a complaint a petition with the court on Thursday that the judge in the case, U.S. district judge T. S. Ellis III, inappropriate admonished you in front of the jury this week.


After days, dressed down by the judge, the supervision of Paul Manafort case, prosecutors Thursday sought to put their foot complained to the bottom — the filing of a motion, that judge T. S. Ellis III had to be reminded of the wrong you in front of the jury.

Ellis has the most memorable and repeatedly criticized Special Counsel Robert Müller the team during the study for the former trump campaign chairman. On Wednesday, Ellis crack in the prosecution, that a witness, IRS Agent Michael Welsh, sitting in the courtroom before his testimony.

But in a five-page motion Thursday, Müller Deputy, Andrew Weissmann and the other lawyers on the team claimed Ellis had actually granted the permission, earlier in the trial for the witness stay in the room during the procedure submitted.

“The court, the complaint of the government Council proposed to the jury—incorrectly— that the government acted wrongly and in violation of the rules of procedure,” the prosecutors wrote. “This is a prejudice that should be cured.”

Ellis responded with regret in court on Thursday.

“This robe does not make me something other than human,” Ellis said.

References to his earlier rebuke, Ellis said on Thursday: “Any criticism of the Council should be set aside.”

The truce between the judge and the prosecutors, though, did not last long.

Hours later, when the Prosecutor tried to introduce an exhibition that was dozens of pages long, Ellis interjected: “It might be a kind soul in the jury thinks that you need to scroll through all of these things — and that’s not true.”

The Müller team gave in, and entered only 11 pages in evidence.

Ellis has a reputation for the manufacturing of colorful comments and hard in the pursuit of

On Wednesday, Ellis said he would not reveal the questions of the defense, how much information he requested from the Prosecutor because “it is a bit like poker-you don’t have to show your hand until you are called.”

“Something like that, I’m not a poker player,” Ellis said.


Earlier this week, Ellis Greg Andres, the Prosecutor, the crying in his courtroom seemed to be to blame.


As Rick Gates’ statement suggests, in Manafort test version

“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 Andres Ellis’ allegation that the said judge refused, “Well, they are too watery.”

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.

Manafort is a tax-and bank-accused of fraud with millions, the result of the political work in the Ukraine. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Earlier this week, the public prosecution, the star witness, Rick Gates – who struck a plea deal to cooperate with the government, testified that he and Manafort required bank and tax fraud.

On Thursday, prosecutors tried to prove, Manafort committed bank fraud by calling witnesses to describe a rental property that he owned.

A witness of AirBNB testified that a Manafort properties available for rent on the site and someone paid more than $11,000, stay there for 21 days.


But prosecutors say that the property was listed on papers as a second home and not as a rental property, something that will have an impact on whether or not a bank would give agreed to, the him more than $5 million.

Prosecutors also brought about a mortgage processor from citizens Bank to show that Manafort had many occasions to say, it was a rental property, for tax purposes, but.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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