Transcript for Day two of Manafort trial
I'm not your father's here in Alexandria Virginia where it the second day of calming influence trial is under way now. This trial started with. Fiery opening statements on both sides the prosecution painting and a four as a quote screwed flyer with an opulent lifestyle in the defense may solve mountain and a sports former deputy Rick gates. Now there are questions over whether gates will even testify for the prosecution says. He may or may not they say they're constantly. Re evaluating evidence now this news came in response to an FBI agent who executed search warrant. On me and affords. Home he questions about document specifically a document that reference to Rick gates well the judge asked why the Rick gates couldn't be here to answer. The questions himself the judge says about news. Came as a surprise to him now of course I would be a significant development if gains didn't end up testifying he's. Cooperated with the special counsel for five months and it multiple times. With Muller's lawyer is now legal expert advice that's news I spoke to earlier said that the prosecution may be wanting to avoid questioning by the defense. Cap Nevada is reporting for ABC news.
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