A federal judge on Thursday set a July 10 trial date for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to 18 charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, including tax and bank fraud, in the federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia. Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, said at the arraignment Thursday that he would prefer Manafort’s trial in Virginia be later this fall, after the trial scheduled for him in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17. Downing said if he were wearing “rosy glasses,” the trial would be in November.
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