Welcome back to Trump Watch, your end-of-week briefing on President Donald Trump and the law. I’m over in Alexandria, Virginia, where U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III just set a February sentencing date for Paul Manafort, who appeared in court Friday in a wheelchair. His attorney, Kevin Downing, indicated the former Trump campaign chairman is dealing with health issues.

It’s almost the weekend (TGIF) so I’m recapping the week’s headlines, including the drama over a Williams & Connolly partner’s nomination to a federal appeals court.

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