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Mueller seeking immunity for five witnesses

Mueller seeking immunity for five witnesses Mueller seeking immunity for five witnesses
Steven Clarke | 18 July, 2018, 04:21

The special counsel prosecuting Paul Manafort is seeking to give immunity to five potential witnesses in advance of his trial in Alexandria federal court next week.

Prosecutors have not identified the witnesses and say they have not been publicly identified with the case.

Manafort faces charges of bank fraud and money laundering, as well as lobbying law violations over his work for pro-Russia political parties in Ukraine prior to joining the Trump campaign.

The immunity request specifies that the "named individuals will not testify or provide other information" without it, because of the protections against "self-incrimination".

Trump tells North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to increase defence spend to 4% GDP
The US President then was scheduled to meet with allies participating in the NATO-led "Resolute Support" mission to train and advise Afghan security forces.

Also Tuesday, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis denied Manafort's request to move the trial from Alexandria, in the Washington, D.C., region, to the more sparsely populated southwestern Virginia city of Roanoke.

Manafort's lawyers said extensive pretrial news media coverage in the Washington region had interfered with Manafort's right to a fair trial.

"The mere fact that a case has drawn substantial media attention does not, by itself, warrant a change in venue", Ellis wrote in his ruling.

Mueller is keeping the names of the witnesses undisclosed at this time so as not to create "risk of undue harassment" and because the details "could lead to reputational harm", according to a proposal from the prosecutors.

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