Mueller team does another about face on calling Gates in Manafort trial

Washington Examiner:
Prosecutors have 'every intention' of calling Rick Gates to testify in Manafort trial
This suggests that the previous strategy of trying Manafort on the basis that he got wealthy while working as a consultant in Ukraine is not working.  The judge keeps reminding the jury that being wealthy and spending money is not a crime. 

In the opening argument, the Manafort defense made clear that they were going after Gates for his failure to follow the law in his work for Manafort.  Later the prosecution indicated they might not call him.  It looks like they now think they need his testimony to make a case.

This trial is not looking like the slam dunk the left thought it would be.


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