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U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III released those names as he granted the request of Manafort's attorneys to delay the start of the trial.
The criminal trial of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was delayed until next week to give defense attorneys additional time to review thousands of documents recently provided by prosecutors. Alex Van der Zwaan, a lawyer who once worked closely with Manafort and Gates, has also pleaded guilty and has been sentenced.
According to court filings unsealed by Ellis on Monday, Mueller had requested immunity for Dennis Raico, Cindy Laporta, Conor O'Brien, Donna Duggan and James Brennan.
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Former U.S. attorney Joyce Alene tweeted that Ellis likely agreed to the delay because he "wants to make sure Manafort has had enough time to prepare so there are no gounds [sic] for appeal if there is a conviction".
"We're not going to get into how people voted. of course people can be fair no matter who they voted for", Ellis said. "He did", prosecutor Greg Andres replied. He was also accused that he is not registered as a foreign agent, while engaged in lobbying in the United States Pro-Kremlin government of Ukraine of former President Viktor Yanukovych.
The charges largely pre-date the five months he worked on the Trump team in 2016, some of them as campaign chairman.
Calk served on the Trump campaign's economic advisory team, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, wanted to be Trump's Army secretary.
"These 120,000 pages are really at the heart of the issue", Manafort lawyer Kevin Downing argued Monday.