Trump Aide Trial Delayed

The trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in Alexandria, Va., has been delayed two weeks.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said in a Friday order that because of a medical procedure involving a member of his own family, the trial has been moved to June 24 from July 10. Ellis said if the new date doesn’t work, both Manafort’s defense and federal prosecutors must come up with new dates and let him know.

Manafort is facing charges of bank and tax fraud stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Lawyers for Manafort argued last month that the charges brought against their client are outside the scope of Mueller’s purview. Ellis is mulling Manafort’s motion to dismiss the charges.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

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