Manafort defense rests without calling witnesses
We're on week three of the Paul Manafort trial and the defense just made a puzzling move to present no defense at all. That's right. Paul Manafort isn't presenting any witnesses of his own to the jury. He's not even testifying himself. This announcement came after US district judge TSL's. The third denied manafort's requests to acquit him of all charges. Manafort's lawyers argued that prosecutors failed to show that Manafort acted wilfully when it came to the Bank fraud tax fraud and failure to report foreign Bank account charges. When Ellis denied the request manafort's team decided to embrace their right to remain silent. Closing arguments are expected to start today. Each side will have two hours to sway the jury, their way.