Judge Blocks Jury From Hearing Evidence in Manafort Trial
Corrupt Trump Swamp!!
Date: July 11, 2019 07:57PM
A federal judge on Wednesday granted a defense motion to keep jurors from hearing about former White House Counsel Greg Craig’s efforts to get a job for Paul Manafort’s daughter at Craig’s law firm while Craig was engaged in a multimillion-dollar assignment for the government of Ukraine.
Craig is set to go on trial in Washington next month on two felony charges alleging that he made false and misleading statements to the Justice Department in connection with the project to prepare a report for public release on a controversial prosecution in Ukraine that many critics regarded as politically motivated.
U.S. prosecutors wanted to buttress their case against Craig by telling jurors that the veteran Washington lawyer intervened with his Skadden Arps colleagues at Manafort’s request, urging them to hire Andrea Manafort, a new law school graduate, as an associate in 2012.
“It shows he is willing to act at Mr. Manafort’s request and Mr. Manafort’s behest,” prosecutor Fernando Campoamor-Sanchez said.