The defense for Paul Manafort rested their case Tuesday without calling the ex-Trump campaign chairman to the stand to testify in the bank and tax fraud case against him.
Addressing the court for the first time during his trial, Manafort stood up and told Judge T.S. Ellis III that he did not want to testify.
Testimony from prosecution witnesses lasted two weeks, with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team resting their case Monday afternoon. The trial now heads to closing arguments, set to begin Wednesday morning.
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