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where’s Mother breaking news was following out of Virginia where a jury has just been seated in US vs Paul J manafort Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is the first defendant indicted by the special counsel to face trial he’s charged 18 counts of tax evasion and money-laundering prosecutors call a trial like this a quote paper case because it is one based on records mostly and molars team literally has the receipts the actual physical receipts the prosecution is going to paint manafort as a man that lives a life of excess spending the hidden income he got working for Ukrainian politicians custom made suits Persian rugs and luxury vehicles find that sort of thing well not paying taxes here in the US but manafort will not be the only person on trial in the Alexandria courtroom it is also a test for Robert Mueller and his investigation there two ways this can end manafort will either be found guilty could spend the rest of his life behind bars or he will go free and I’ll come that could discredit Mueller and the over two-year-old Pro he’s been leading that we should take all the time you know if you’re going to if you’re going to try to kill the king make sure he’s dead and the fact is you know this case is going to be very important to establish credibility if you were ever to lose this case it would be an extraordinary NBC’s intelligence and national-security Order Kindle and an outside of the the courthouse in Alexandria been witness is a senior fellow in government studies at the Brookings institution he’s also NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst editor-in-chief of welfare and Barbara McQuade is a former US attorney in Michigan and MSNBC and NBC News contributor can let’s start with you these the jury has just been the few days yeah it was surprising Katie District in the eastern district of Alexandria is known as the rocket docket that’s a reference to civil cases but it sure did move fast today in the courtroom judge Ellis really speed things along it was a poo 65 potential jurors he win it down to six men and six women and then there are also four alternates and you know the real drama in this trial case actually ruled that the jury will not formally hear that Paul manafort ever work for Donald Trump so the idea of collusion of Russian interference in the 2016 election is not going to come up and when the judge began to explain the charges to the potential jurors he started right into some very Frye tax cases and you’re absolutely right this is going to be a paper a document case and put blue leopard skates and overwhelming case for faces really long odds here and some of these sort of unspoken drama is that well is wearing a black suit today and and seated in the courtroom he’s going home he’s going to sleep tonight in the Alexandria jail in a prison green jumpsuit because he’s been remanded to custody and he’s facing 10 years of a 10-year sentence under the guidelines he’s got another trial in DC hours facing 15 years so some very serious consequences and a very strong case here against Palmetto Ford Katy describe just below me or click over on this list and see lots of other great videos
A jury of 12 individuals, six men and 6 women, plus 4 alternates, has been seated for the trial of Paul Manafort. NBC’s Ken Dilanian reports.
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