A day after jurors were seated and opening statements were delivered, the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ripped along quickly Wednesday as U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis in Virginia prodded the special counsel’s prosecutors to not waste time.
The judge’s efforts appear to be paying off. Prosecutor Uzo Asonye said his side was “running ahead of schedule” and planned to rest its case next week. Just before adjourning for the day, Ellis said he was hoping the case could conclude much earlier than expected.
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