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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Mueller team lectured by judge in Manafort case

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors were lectured by a federal judge on Wednesday for the language they’ve used in the courtroom and more, as the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort entered its second day.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III specifically told prosecutors to stop using the word “oligarch” to describe wealthy Ukrainians, whose dealings with Manafort are at the heart of the fraud charges he faces in northern Virginia federal court.

The judge said the term has a “pejorative” meaning and is not relevant in this case. Further, he cautioned that using it could suggest Manafort is associated with bad people – and guilty by association.

“It’s not the American way,” the judge said. He noted that wealthy donors like George Soros or the Koch brothers also could be considered oligarchs.



Anonymous said...

Are you really defending this guy?

Anonymous said...

No, 8:27, just reporting the facts.

Anonymous said...

10:57 people don't want or like the facts as you can clearly see by this fool 8:27 and the rest of the political world... But then again, most of Americans want to hear or see it so that is why the dems do it...