Instead of writing summary recaps of the trial, I'm going to provide a few daily links to the live coverage.


  • Day 10.

  • Prosecution rests, Manafort defense starts Tuesday. Mueller's team called more than two dozen witnesses in the tax- and bank-fraud case against the former Trump campaign chairman. (Politico)

  • Special counsel's office calls its final witness in fraud case. (Washington Post)

  • 3 missing men at the Manafort trial. It appears prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office have decided not to call three seemingly key figures. The absence of these witnesses offers intriguing hints about potential ongoing investigations and additional prosecutions that could yet take place. (Yahoo News)

  • Day Nine.

  • The federal judge overseeing the trial of Paul Manafort sealed a transcript on Thursday of a private discussion in front of his bench after prosecutors from the special counsel’s office argued that they needed to protect an “ongoing investigation.” (New York Times)

  • Trial resumes after mysterious delay. No explanation was given after rumors swirled Friday that a sudden delay could mean anything from a looming guilty plea to the judge conceding his second mistake in two days. (Politico)

  • Judge seals discussion of Rick Gates, Trump and the ongoing Mueller investigation. (Washington Post)

  • Robert Mueller's team is expected to call a handful more witnesses in the trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. (CNN)

  • Day Eight.

  • Banker says Manafort wouldn’t have gotten $3.4 million loan if bank knew NYC condo was rental. Judge Ellis apologizes for outburst at prosecutors. (Washington Post / Politico)

  • Mueller's team filed a formal written protest about the judge's behavior, complaining that prosecutors were being unfairly called out in front of the jury. (Politico)

  • Judge in Manafort Trial Is a ‘Caesar’ in His Own Rome. (New York Times)

  • Day Seven.

  • Trump's name was repeatedly invoked in a trial Trump insists has nothing to do with him. (Politico)

  • Gates wraps testimony, tensions flare. Just as Gates was about to conclude his testimony, defense attorney Kevin Downing hit the former Manafort aide with a question that indicated Gates’ “secret life” involved multiple instances of marital infidelity. (Politico)

  • Manafort’s defense team takes parting shot at Rick Gates as star witness ends testimony. (Washington Post)

  • Paul Manafort’s Defense Team Accuses Rick Gates of Multiple Affairs. (New York Times)

  • Gates didn’t mention hidden income in 2014 FBI interview about Viktor Yanukovych. (Washington Post)

  • Gates returns to the courtroom for a third day of testimony against the former Trump campaign chairman. (CNN)

  • The latest in the Paul Manafort trial: Daily summary. (Politico)

  • Day Six.

  • Gates details tax and financial schemes. Gates detailed how his ex-boss Paul Manafort used a web of offshore companies to receive tens of millions of dollars in payments from wealthy Ukrainian businessmen. (Politico / CNN)

  • With his income drying up in 2015, Manafort was upset when he learned he would owe $215,000 in taxes for income he reported in 2014. He wrote to Gates: "How could I be blindsided like this. You told me you were on top of this. We need to discuss options. This is a disaster." (New York Times)

  • Gates said he set up offshore companies to help hide Manafort's money. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Tensions between Judge T.S. Ellis and prosecutor. (Bloomberg)

  • Day Five.

  • 🚨 Rick Gates testified that he and Paul Manafort committed crimes together and held 15 foreign bank accounts that were not disclosed to the federal government. The accounts were not disclosed "at Mr. Manafort's direction." Gates admitted to a wide variety of crimes, including bank fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, lying to federal authorities, lying in a court deposition and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort's accounts by falsely claiming expenses. Gates testified that Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian who Mueller's team alleges had ties to Russian intelligence during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, had signatory authority over some of Manafort's accounts in Cyprus. (New York Times / NBC News / Washington Post)

  • Rick Gates to take the stand. Gates is considered the star witness for the prosecution against Manafort. (Politico)

  • Manafort's defense team attempts mission impossible. His legal team is mounting a case to exonerate him in Virginia — an uphill battle, experienced attorneys say. (Politico)

  • Trial resumes with more testimony from Manafort's former accountant; Manafort's lawyer implies Rick Gates embezzled "millions" (CNN)

  • Day Four.

  • Prosecution dives into alleged tax, bank fraud. (CNN)

  • Manafort Trial Turns to Tax Returns Mueller Says Are Phony. (Bloomberg)

  • Judge Ellis Loses Patience with Mueller Prosecutors and Ends Court Early Over Screw-Up. (Law and Crime)

  • Accountant concedes possible wrongdoing, Manafort's double life. 'They never told us about any income deposited in foreign accounts,' Manafort's accountant told jurors. (Politico)

  • Day Three.

  • Prosecution has "every intention" of calling Richard Gates as witness. (Washington Post)

  • Manafort's trial turns to accountants and tax preparers. (CNN)

  • Judge says showing jury flashy suits could "besmirch the defendant." (NBC News)

  • Day Two.

  • Prosecution Cites Lavish Spending by Paul Manafort in His Fraud Trial. (New York Times)

  • A fake bill, a banned word, and a Rick Gates surprise. (Politico)

  • Executive at 'most expensive store' testifies that Manafort paid for suits via wire transfers. (Washington Post)

  • Day One.

  • Jury selection, first witness called and a $15,000 ostrich jacket. (Washington Post)

  • Manafort's defense team opened by blaming Rick Gates. (New York Times)

  • Prosecutors accused Manafort of being a "shrewd" liar who lived an "extravagant lifestyle" fueled by "secret income" that he earned from lobbying work in Ukraine. (CNN)