>> The case against former Trump campaign chair, Paul Manafort heads to the jury after lawyers made their closing arguments Wednesday. Prosecutors telling the court Manafort, facing up to 12 years for tax and bank fraud, had a, quote, huge dumpster of hidden money in accounts abroad that he kept from the IRS.
They said Manafort failed to pay taxes on at least $16 million he earned as a political consultant in Ukraine. Manafort's trial is the first courtroom test for special counsel Robert Mueller. Taking their turn Wednesday afternoon, the defense said Mueller's team had improperly snared Manafort in the Russia probe.
Prosecutors fiercely objecting to that in open court. Saying defense lawyers had violated a deal not to bring up the trial's wider political context with the jury.>> The government has not met its burden of proof.>> The defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses, after prosecutors brought in over two dozen of their own.
Including his former business partner Rick Gates, who testified he and Manafort had engaged in multiple crimes.