It seems clear that the Mueller team is interested in inducing first Gates, then Manafort, to hand them whatever damaging information they might have to offer on Trump. Both sides have agreed to limit discussion of the campaign to avoid prejudicing the jury, though they did permit testimony about the overlap of a bank loan with Manafort's role in the Trump election effort.
Gates admitted that at Manafort's behest, they later created a loan agreement for Lyovochkin's payment, though no loan existed.
Gates, who was a senior Trump aide and Manafort's deputy, has already admitted two felony charges (financial fraud and lying to investigators).
He said that Manafort knew it was illegal not to report his foreign bank accounts to the Treasury Department but asked Gates to help him deceive his accountants so he could hide income and pay less in taxes. The prosecution has tried to demonstrate Gates' credibility as a witness, which Manafort's attorneys have been attacking.
"We did not submit the required form designating he had control over an offshore account", Gates told the jury in federal court in Alexandria, Va., on the fifth day of the trial.
Throughout the trial, they have tried to pin the blame for financial misdeeds on Gates, whom they also have accused of embezzling millions from Manafort's consulting firm.
Manafort's defence attorneys have sought to paint Gates as an embezzler, liar and the instigator of any criminal conduct. The charges largely predate his five months on the Trump campaign.
After Gates struggled to recall precisely what he had told Mueller's team, Downing asked if he had been confronted with "so many lies" that he can't keep his story straight.
Originally charged as a co-conspirator, he acknowledged in court on Monday he was co-operating with the prosecution in the hope of leniency. In return he could receive a lower sentence.
Gates has been described by witnesses as Manafort's right-hand man who helped run the operations of a multimillion-dollar political consulting business. His case is the first to go to trial arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.
Gates said an associate, Konstantin Klimnik, had control over the overseas accounts. They aimed to show jurors how that money flowed from more than a dozen shell companies used to stash the income in Cyprus.
Ms Laporta, looking at a summary of loans to Mr Manafort and his businesses, said she could not see any indication the loan from Mr Deripaska had been paid off. But Trump has shown interest in the proceedings, tweeting support for Manafort and suggesting that he had been treated worse than gangster Al Capone.
Andres will continue questioning Gates for roughly an hour Tuesday before the defense gets a chance to cross-examine him.
After nearly 5 hours of friendly questioning by the prosecution, Manafort's defense team took over and began picking apart his testimony and credibility, and Gates closed the sixth day of testimony admitting he embezzled money from Manafort, in part to cover costs of a London love nest.
Under cross examination, she said at the time she believed Manafort was directing Gates' actions and "knew what was going on".
I don't want a contract because maybe in the next year or so I'm a free agent, so maybe they might look to tie me down for that. Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly are now serious doubts to face Real Madrid in United's final pre-season game across the pond.
It said in a statement the supplies are "a small but important contribution to the increasingly dire medical situation" in Gaza. Freedom Flotilla was intercepted by the Israeli navy on Sunday afternoon approximately 70 from the Gaza Strip shore.
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Here's the point: the president has run through a succession of lawyers in connection with the Democrats' many attacks on him. Common Cause says the tape bolstered their argument that Trump knew about the payment and that it was potentially illegal.
Unai Emery recently became Arsenal's manager . "They're more defensive, and not allowing goals , which is good". It made for an interesting encounter, with Arsenal exhibiting numerous ways of beating the press.
But as has been the case most of the week, it's not the heat but rather the humidity that makes it rather unbearable outside. Daily high temperatures should swell to the 80s and perhaps near 90 by the weekend; nightly numbers will settle to the 70s.
Selena's heartbreak comes after she was seen looking somber on her way to breakfast with friends in Studio City on Wednesday. Lovato said, "Being able to help people in recovery is something I'm passionate about".
This trial , happening in Virginia, is only the first of two Manafort faces; he'll be tried later in D.C. on separate charges. Mueller's team said the witnesses refused to testify or would refuse to answer certain questions if not given the protection.
As she described how the man's bags were being removed from the flight, a round of applause broke out and Ersson started to cry. The student then turned to fellow passengers and told them why she was standing up against the deportation.
The pop star is now in the hospital, recovering from a drug overdose she suffered last week, and subsequent complications. Cape Town - Demi Lovato has reportedly agreed to enter rehab after allegedly overdosing on opioids.
That prompted concern among American companies that retaliation might expand to disrupting their operations in China. But they have rejected changing technology development plans they see as a path to prosperity and global influence.
They later went for a trip to Goa with Chopra's family and relatives that also included actress Parineeti Chopra . Well, the rumours had first begun back in 2017 when Nick was seen posing with Priyanka at the Met Gala 2017.
He last fought inside the Octagon back in 2016 at UFC 2015, when he captured the lightweight title after defeating Eddie Alvarez . What do you think of Conor McGregor's punishment? Today's proceedings will not affect McGregor's ability to travel to the US.
The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1h 00m IST on July 28. A Super Blue Blood Moon rises behind the Camlica Mosque on January 31, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness even said that Ozil's exit was welcome news, claiming he had been " playing s*** for years ". Before reaching those issues it should be pointed out that Ozil himself can not , of course, escape scrutiny.
He said Iran had "always welcomed negotiations", but that Washington would first have to demonstrate it can be trusted. Under the 2015 agreement, Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.
Smoke was later seen rising above the area where the explosion took place, as well as fire at a nearby building. In the statement to el Nuevo, the group claiming responsibility said the military's goals were not achieved.
Chinese authorities - bracing for economic fallout - have taken a range of measures in recent weeks to bolster the economy. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at China's Ministry of Transport in Beijing, China April 27, 2018.
Leaked last week and now confirmed by DJI to CNET , the Mavic 2 is real, and it's going to come in two very different formats. We'll have to wait and see, but if all of this comes to fruition there are some big product launches on the way from DJI.
HUD announced in November 2016 that all federally-owned public housing must be smokefree by July 30, 2018. Residents are fuming at the new policies stating it's not fair they will be monitored in their homes.
More than 65,000 turned up to the same venue to watch United take on Real Madrid last summer. "He's injured", Mourinho told MUTV . ESPN add that Mourinho is unwilling to keep a player who doesn't want to be at United.
Thomas will take a lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds into Sunday's final stage to Paris, which is traditionally a procession. For Thomas' fans in Wales, the feat is just as monumental. "All the interest of Cardiff is nuts.
Twitter's relations with advertisers have been strained by concerns about phony accounts bought by users to boost their following. To Twitter's credit, the dwindling user base is partially due to its own measures to battle spammy and malicious accounts.
The filmmaker on Friday announced that actress Priyanka Chopra has opted out of the Salman Khan starrer for a very special reason. But while Priyanka was in the USA , she kept getting news about other actors getting added to the cast.
The Agriculture Department is announcing a $ 12 billion " short-term " plan to help US farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. He notes that countries "that have treated us unfairly on trade for years" are coming to Washington to negotiate.