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As Manafort Trial Begins The Judge B*tch Slaps Mueller’s Prosecutor In Open Court: “It’s Not A Crime To Have Money”

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The trial of former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, started in Alexandria, Virginia Tuesday morning.

Manafort was alleged to have committed bank fraud and tax evasion. Both Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors and Manafort’s lawyers came out strong in their opening statements.

Manafort’s attorney started off by telling Paula Reid, a reporter for CBS, on Monday morning, “No deal. Manafort attorney Kevin Downing tells me “No chance!” his client will cooperate with Special Counsel in order to avoid trial today.”

The prosecutors accused the former Trump adviser of being a “shrewd” liar in their opening statement, continuing on to claim that Manafort made millions off of his consultation work in the Ukraine. They went on to hang him out to dry by asserting that Manafort then hid the money in bank accounts in foreign nations.

Now Mueller’s lawyers are trying to poke at Manafort for having money.

The Gateway Pundit writes, “At one point Judge Ellis scolded Mueller’s prosecutor, Asonye, who told jurors that Manafort owned several homes, acquired real estate in New York and Virginia, bought expensive cars and watches, and even got a $15,000 jacket ‘made from an ostrich.’”

CNN reported.

As he started delivering his opening statement, Asonye earned a near-immediate rebuke from Judge T.S. Ellis, who told him not to tell jurors that “the evidence will show” that the allegations against Manafort are true.
During his preliminary instructions to the jury, Ellis reminded told jurors that “you and you alone are the sole judges to the facts in this case.”

On Tuesday, 12 jurors were chosen, 6 male and 6 female. 8 of the jurors are white.

This story is still developing. Check back for details.

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