Fiery opening statements kick off Manafort trial

Prosecutors painted Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, as a liar who "knowingly filed false tax returns" in the first case brought to trial by special counsel Robert Mueller.
1:59 | 08/01/18

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Transcript for Fiery opening statements kick off Manafort trial
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