>> A US judge on Monday delayed the criminal trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, originally scheduled for Wednesday, it'll now start next week. His lawyers arguing that his trial in Alexandria Virginia on bank and tax fraud charges should start after Manafort's other criminal trial in September.
The judge agreed to give the team more time, but only until Tuesday. The charges against Manafort coming out of Special Council Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US election, none of the charges relate to possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The judge on Monday also made public the identity of five witnesses that Mueller granted immunity, in exchange for testifying against Manafort.
The judge also ordered the Special Counsel to give Manafort's team a list of the 30 witnesses they plan to use in the trial. Next Tuesday will mark the first trial of Mueller's investigation, and the Special Council is set to come armed. Releasing a list last week nearly 500 pieces of evidence that the prosecution may use against Manafort, including photo of luxury homes, cars and a $21,000 watch.
Manafort has pled not guilty to all charges against him.