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Handling of Manafort Jury Bodes Well for Mueller, if Appealed (1)

Aug. 23, 2018, 7:50 PMUpdated: Aug. 23, 2018, 8:37 PM

Behind-the-scenes details about the Paul Manafort jury that emerged after trial make for interesting reading, but they might not contain any winning arguments for the ex-Trump campaign head if he appeals.

Courts have upended guilty verdicts in extreme cases like those of racist jurors, for example, prompting the U.S. Supreme Court to toss convictions in recent years.

While no such sordid evidence has emerged from Manafort’s jury room, transcripts released after he was convicted of eight felonies, including tax and bank fraud, Aug. 21 show that Judge T.S. Ellis considered a mistrial over jury issues.

Among them was whether any...

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