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Politics Mueller asks court for 100 more blank subpoenas ahead of Manafort trial

02:34  12 july  2018
02:34  12 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Special counsel Robert Mueller ’s office has requested 70 more blank subpoenas as it prepares for the trial of Paul Manafort , President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. Mr Mueller has requested the subpoenas in a Virginia court where Mr Manafort is facing various charges

In May, Mueller asked the court to issue 90 sets of subpoenas for potential witnesses for the Manafort trial . In May, he asked for only 70 blank sets. Wednesday’s filing marks five more sets heaped onto the existing pile.

Robert Mueller wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill

Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal court in Virginia for 100 blank subpoenas in the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The request was made in a filing on Wednesday. The subpoenas would require their recipients to testify in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria on July 25, when Manafort's trial in Virginia is set to begin.

No further information was provided in the filing, and a spokesman for the special counsel did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.

The request comes roughly a month after Mueller filed a request for 150 blank subpoenas.

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NOW: # Manafort Update: # Mueller has filed a request in a Virginia federal court for 150 blank subpoenas or 75 sets to be available on first day of trial in Va (July 25) The request is short on details.

(CN) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday filed a request for 70 blank subpoenas in the Virginia court presiding over one of two criminal proceedings involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort . The two-page filing doesn’t offer much in the way of details

Manafort is facing numerous charges, including tax evasion, bank fraud and failing to report foreign bank accounts. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has sought to delay the trial and move the venue to Roanoke from Alexandria.

Manafort has been held in the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va., since last month, when a federal judge in Washington, where he is facing separate charges, revoked his bail in response to new charges that the former Trump campaign chair sought to sway the testimony of two witnesses in his trial.

Mueller's team is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as any other alleged crimes that may arise during the course of the probe.

Judge rejects Manafort's bid to move trial further from DC .
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a motion from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to move his Virginia trial further from the Washington, D.C., media market.U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis denied a motion filed by Manafort's attorneys to move the Virginia trial, scheduled for later this month, from A lexandria, Va., to Roanoke, Va., because his attorneys claimed that relentless media coverage of his role in the Trump campaign and the Russia investigation would taint a potential juror pool."The mere fact that a case has drawn substantial media attention does not, by itself, warrant a change in venue," Ellis wrote in his ruling.

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