Updated at 12:45 p.m. ET The ninth day of Paul Manafort's trial for bank and tax fraud began slowly on Friday, raising questions about whether prosecutors would be able to rest their case before the weekend as expected. Judge T.S. Ellis III broke early for lunch before any witnesses were called to the stand. It was not clear why. Most of the morning was spent in bench conferences among prosecutors, the defense and the judge. White noise is played in the courtroom during such conferences so journalists and the public can't hear what is being said. Ellis eventually called the jury into the courtroom. He reminded the jurors not to discuss the case with anyone and said that a defendant is presumed innocent and the burden of proof is on the prosecution. "Let...
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Delays In Paul Manafort Trial Mean Prosecutors Might Not Rest Friday After All