Paul Manafort trial set for Sept 17

Manafort pled not guilty on new charges

The FBI’s case against Paul Manafort will go forward in September, just months before the midterm elections.

A judge set a trial date for September 17, 2018 and reprimanded Gates for issuing a statement in response to former co-worker Gates’ guilty plea.

The accusations against Manafort are related to money laundering and wire fraud from a time far before he became involved with Trump’s campaign but it does involve Russian and Ukrainian money so it will be a distraction heading into the November midterms.

The charges would likely mean a lengthy prison sentence, if not life in prison, but he’s shown no sign of becoming a cooperating witness.

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