Judge: Don't Mention Mueller Investigation During Manafort's Trial

Paul Manafort's attorneys had argued they wouldn't be able to find an impartial jury in Washington D.C due to extensive media coverage.
Posted at 10:05 PM, Sep 05, 2018

Paul Manafort's second criminal trial will take place in Washington D.C. and not in Roanoke, Virginia, which his attorneys had requested. 

Attorneys for the former Trump campaign chairman argued they wouldn't be able to find an impartial jury in D.C. due to extensive media coverage. But for now, Judge Amy Berman Jackson has denied the change of venue request.  

Jackson also ruled that during this trial there can be no mention of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which is focused on possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Manafort's legal team has also indicated they might call witnesses during this upcoming trial, which they didn't do during the last one. 

Manafort faces seven charges, including money laundering, obstruction of justice and failing to register as a foreign agent.  

Jury selection is set to begin September 17 and opening statements September 24th. 

Additional reporting for this story provided by Newsy affiliate CNN.