Manafort prosecutors stuck with a star witness who has admitted to lying

Washington Post:
Rick Gates — and the lies he’s admitted telling — to take center stage at Paul Manafort’s trial

Manafort’s former protege, who also served as a top Trump campaign aide, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and is now a star witness for the prosecution, which is trying to convince a jury that Manafort repeatedly instructed Gates to lie, and that many of those lies were crimes.
This kind of witness can be a cross-examination dream come true.  I think the jury can expect to hear the defense claim that Gates lied to Manafort and to others and he is lying now to save himself and incriminate Manafort.  The jury may buy that argument.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Democrats worried about 2018 elections

Two-thirds of uninsured uncertain about buying insurance

Dr. Ford symptoms of paranoia and the second front door