"My guess is you will see O.J. -type frenzy at this court event", said Michael Caputo, a former Trump aide and longtime Manafort associate, referring to the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial. Last month, Mueller's team disclosed in a court filing what it said was a $10 million loan to Manafort from Oleg Deripaska, a magnate with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In particular, prosecutors say they will introduce evidence that a chairman of one of the banks allowed Manafort to file inaccurate loan information in exchange for a role on the Republican campaign and the promise of a job in the Trump administration that never materialized.
Prosecutors have said they will not present evidence of collusion at this trial.
On Tuesday morning, he was set to travel about 100 yards, from the Alexandria Detention Center to the Albert V Bryan courthouse in Virginia, for the first day of his trial on multiple felony charges including tax fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy. One of the judges, T.S. Ellis, said prosecutors rightfully "followed the money paid by pro-Russian officials" to Manafort.
Defense attorney Shanlon Wu, who is also not participating in the case, seconded the legal strategy, saying it would lessen the chance of a mistrial should Manafort's attorneys want to contest guilty verdicts over accusations jurors let their distaste for Trump influence their decisions.
Manafort is accused of taking the money he made working for a Russia-backed Ukrainian political party and hiding it in foreign bank accounts to avoid paying taxes, then turning to bank fraud when the party collapsed. Having his former campaign chairman, who helped run Trump's campaign at a critical point of the election, in the news so consistently shines a negative light on him.
The trial is expected to drag on for at least three weeks, with jury selection for the case beginning on Tuesday.
Trump willing to shut down government over wall
He also said Congress must fix "the DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world!" and urged voters to "Vote 'R'". President Donald Trump claims many who cross the border illegally are "using children for their own sinister purposes".
A jury has been seated in the federal trial for Manafort, who served briefly as Trump's campaign manager in 2016. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to those charges, as well.
But once Mueller's Russian Federation investigation ends, Giuliani told Reuters: "He has a right to consider it".
Manafort, 69, is the first American charged in the inquiry by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, to maintain his innocence, and to force the prosecutors to prove their case at trial. At one point, his defence lawyers sued Mueller and the Justice Department, saying they had overstepped their bounds by bringing a prosecution untethered to the core questions of Mueller's investigation - whether Russian Federation worked with the Trump campaign to tip the election.
Expected to be a main witness, Gates was Manafort's right-hand man for years and has knowledge of their offshore accounts and work for Deripaska and in Ukraine.
The Reds go head to head with United in MI tonight as part of their preparations for the new Premier League season. We played reasonably well with a lot of kids at the end, but when we run out of gasoline, it is goodbye.
The performance of Geraint Thomas in this year's Tour de France may signal the end of the Chris Froome era as we know it. But he at least salvaged a podium finish after dropping to fourth overall following Friday's last mountain stage.
For the first time, scientists have detected a lake of salty water under the Martian ice, a study released Wednesday said. However, the presence of liquid water at the base of Martian polar caps was first hypothesized in a study 31 years ago.
Manchester United chiefs have bowed to pressure from Jose Mourinho and have released funds for a late summer spree, reports claim. Jose Mourinho's side face Real Madrid at the Hard Rock Stadium in their final International Champions Cup game on Tuesday night.
This comes after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump met in Singapore for a historic summit on Jun 12. Their pay supports North Korea's programs of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles, the advisory said.
Two of the students made it out, but said Jones never made her way back to the shoreline, reports the Daily Mail . But "the furthest I've known her to go is to stand and wade at the shore of the water and take pictures".
According to Hapag Lloyd Cruises , all of its cruise ships traveling in the region are obliged to have polar bear guards aboard. The Associated Press reports that arctic tourism in the region has risen sharply in the last few years.
Another 538 parents are in government custody and cleared for reunification but waiting on transportation for reunification. Today is the court-imposed deadline for the Trump administration to reunite children with their families.
In the midst of a relatively weak trade market for starting pitching, the Cubs were one of the teams pursuing Blue Jays lefty J.A. The Cubs got the left-hander Friday, trading pitchers Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named to Texas.
Major car exporters to meet over US tariff threat
China opted to retaliate by hitting where it hurts trump most - by undermining support for Trump's policies among farmers. USA soybean production has doubled since the mid-1990s and total exports have doubled since the mid-2000s.
Origin's free game program On the House has been 'retired'
Players now subscribed to EA Origin Access will maintain all the benefits of the service; it shall simply be renamed "Basic" tier. The good news is that EA has confirmed that they know about the current outage and are working to fix it as soon as possible.
'Blood moon' across the globe
According to NASA scientists: "The exact colour that the moon appears depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere". Thousands of people will be able to see the total eclipse when the full moon slips into the Earth's shadow .
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel launches attack on Gunners after defeat
Lacazette completed his brace and made it 3-1 to the Gunners in the 71st minute with another header that sailed in off the post. The Gunners are now in Singapore , where they will take on French giants Paris Saint-Germain in a friendly on Saturday.
CBS CEO Les Moonves faces sexual misconduct investigation
That made him one of the highest-paid CEOs in the country past year , according to an Equilar review of S&P 500 companies. Forbes estimates Moonves' net worth at $700 million and calls him one of the highest paid CEOs in the United States.