>> A bank CEO pushed for $16 million in loans to Paul Manafort in exchange for help landing a major post in the Trump administration. That testimony coming from former Federal Savings Bank Executive, Dennis Raico. Who told jurors Friday, Manafort asked Trump aids to consider Stephen Calk for the position of Secretary of the Army, and that Calk also asked to be Treasury Secretary.
Manafort's trial on fraud and conspiracy charges resuming after Judge T.S. Ellis called an unusual morning recess amid a second day of complaints about his behavior from prosecutors. This time, the government's lawyers asked him to correct his statement seeming to downplay a charge of bank fraud against Manafort in one instance, because he did not get the loan he wanted.
Warren Stroble is on the story>> So we really don't know how this is playing out in the jury's mind, and of course, that's the only thing that matters in the end. There have been some legal analyst that Reuters has talked to who he believe that he has been unfairly harsh with the prosecution, to the point of on Wednesday's screaming at one of the prosecuting attorneys.
But again, we don't know how this is gonna play out. In effects, it could create sympathy among jurors for the prosecution.>> The prosecution had hope to rest their case on Friday. That now scene is unlikely in light of the courtroom dispute.