In a combative barrage of questions, a defense attorney accused Rick Gates of leading a “secret life” in an attempt to discredit one of the key witnesses in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Manafort’s attorney, Kevin Downing, had largely kept his cross-examinations polite until this point. But on Tuesday afternoon, he accused the prosecution’s lead witness of embezzling funds from Manafort and potentially committing federal crimes. Gates at times struggled to directly answer Downing’s questions, prompting the judge to probe him on his answers.

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