The bank fraud and tax evasion trial for President Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort began Tuesday morning in a federal court in Alexandria, VA.
Mueller’s prosecutors and Manafort’s legal team both came out swinging with blistering opening statements.
Paul Manafort’s lawyer set the tone early Tuesday morning when he told CBS reporter, Paula Reid: No deal. Manafort attorney Kevin Downing tells me “No chance!” his client will cooperate with Special Counsel in order to avoid trial today.
JUST IN: No deal. Manafort attorney Kevin Downing tells me “No chance!” his client will cooperate with Special Counsel in order to avoid trial today. @CBSNews
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) July 31, 2018
Mueller’s prosecutors skewered Manafort in their opening statement, accusing Manafort of being a “shrewd” liar and making millions of dollars off of his consulting work in Ukraine then hiding the money in foreign bank accounts.
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