Mueller To Request May 14 Trial Date For Manafort And Gates

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller in court filings Friday indicated that he would be seeking a May 14 trial date for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and campaign aide Rick Gates.

Manafort and Gates have been charged in federal court in Washington with money laundering, tax evasion and failure to disclose foreign lobbying, part of Mueller’s broader probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Both have pleaded not guilty.

The proposed trial date came in a status report to the judge in the case in which Mueller also updated the court on the discovery process.

Mueller’s team has handed over to the defense more than 590,000 items, including “financial records, records from vendors identified in the indictment, email communications involving the defendants, and corporate records,” the filing said.

Mueller’s team has previously told the court in filings that it will likely need three weeks to lay out its case against Manafort and Gates.

Read the filing below:

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