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The abrupt was out of the Federal judge in the case against the former Obama administration White house legal adviser Greg Craig on Tuesday, as they scrapped all of the jury selection to try the effort in this week and said she would again.
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The selection of the Jury began, seemed on Monday to be had, the packing in the case. But U.S. district judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered a change in the response to constitutional concerns about the process.
The concerns were about the use of the selection process was conducted behind closed doors-something that may be contrary to constitutional requirements. As a result, Jackson proposed that a new jury would be brought to the pool, on the Wednesday morning for a public selection. A new jury pool of about 100 people to the District Court for the District of Columbia solemn court, to be appointed, in the room, she said.
“Jury selection can be one day, or it can open two… Possible [arguments] on Thursday, but probably Friday,” Jackson said of the schedule.
The first time around, jurors were asked about their knowledge or potential connections to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and its key figures.
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Craig faces charges of false statements and concealment of information in a foreign lobbying investigation of a Spin-off of the Russian probe.
Question in the process is whether or not Craig was intentionally conceal material facts from the Ministry of justice about the work he performed for the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
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After leaving the White house, Craig business interests crossed with Paul Manafort, who later became Chairman of the trump presidential campaign and convicted last year of bank and tax fraud in a case brought by Mueller. Manafort pleaded then guilty for the crimes in connection with foreign lobbying and witness tampering.
Fox News’ Frank miles contributed to this report.