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DEVELOPING: Closing Arguments in Explosive Manafort Trial Begin

On Tuesday, Paul Manafort opted to skip out on a defense and proceeded to closing arguments instead, reported ABC News.

“Mr. Manafort just rested his case. He did so because he and his legal team believe that the government has not met its burden of proof,” Manafort’s lawyer Kevin Downing said on Tuesday.

The closing arguments began at 9:30 AM ET Wednesday morning.

Each side has been given 1.5 to 2 hours to deliver their closing arguments.

After the lawyers said they needed 2 hours to deliver closing arguments, Judge Ellis said, ‘If you think you can keep the jurors attention that long then you live on a different planet than I do,’ reported Courthouse News reporter Tim Ryan.

Read the full story from The Gateway Pundit

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