Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and Judge T.S. Ellis III argued Wednesday over the admission of evidence in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Mr. Andres sought to show jurors charts detailing how money flowed from offshore accounts controlled by Mr. Manafort to his creditors in the U.S.
The next witness, an FBI accountant, was to testify about the charts.
Manafort’s attorneys objected, saying the chart merely repeated evidence presented by other witnesses.
“It isn’t relevant that she spent her life doing it,” the judge shot back.
“As a concession to the shortness of life, we need to get it done,” he snapped.
“We have been focused sharply for a long time,” Mr. Andres said, visibly frustrated.
Manafort attorney Richard Westling said he would write a stipulation for the jurors regarding one of the charts.
It would be quicker to let the FBI agent testify instead of writing a stipulation, Mr. Andres said.
“Neither side is going to profit,” Judge Ellis said over the decision to hear objections from the bench.
He then urged Mr. Andres to proceed quickly with the agent.
“Judges should be patient,” Judge Ellis said. “They made a mistake when they confirmed me.”
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