>> President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort back in a Washington DC courtroom Friday to face more criminal charges. The arraignment part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and follows a third indictment against him. This one over accusations of witness tampering.
Last week, Manafort was charged with his long-time associate, Konstantin Kilimnik, a political operative with alleged ties to Russian spy agencies, for allegedly contacting two witnesses about their lobbying for Ukraine, and to influence their testimony in the case against Manafort. Legal experts say that additional charges could put more pressure on Manafort to cooperate with Mueller's probe.
The ex-campaign manager is currently under house arrest, but could be headed for federal prison after Friday's arraignment. As the judge will also be hearing arguments over whether Manafort's $10 million bail should be revoked a request by Mueller in light of the latest accusations. The special counsel hit Manafort with a 12 count indictment last year, including charges of tax fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy against the United States.
Manafort has pleaded not guilty to those charges.