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Paul Manafort Defense Rests Without Calling Any Witnesses

  • Summations expected Wednesday, followed by jury instructions
  • Manafort is accused of tax and bank fraud by Mueller
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Paul Manafort won’t take the stand in his fraud trial. Bloomberg’s Andy Harris reports.Markets: Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Paul Manafort’s legal team rested its case without calling any witnesses on Tuesday, setting the stage for closing arguments before the judge hands the case to jurors for a verdict.

Manafort elected not to testify in his defense, choosing to rely instead on the team’s cross-examination of government witnesses including Rick Gates, his longtime deputy, and several accountants, bookkeepers and bankers who had financial dealings with Manafort.