It is now being reported here that Robert Mueller is asking the judge overseeing the Paul Manafort trial to grant immunity to five people in return for their testimony. Here is more:
Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge to give immunity to five people who may testify at the bank-fraud trial starting next week against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Mueller didn’t identify the witnesses, who haven’t been charged. The five would invoke their constitutional right against self-incrimination and remain silent unless Judge T.S. Ellis III grants them immunity, prosecutors said Tuesday in a court filing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Their names will be made public only if they are called to testify, according to the filing.
That is all we know right now but things do not look very good for Paul Manafort. Of course it should be remembered that the…
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