Manafort jury suggests it ‘cannot come to a consensus on a single count’




Jurors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday asked the judge in his bank and tax fraud trial how to fill out a verdict form for a single count if it cannot come to a consensus on that count.

“If we cannot come to a consensus on a single count, how should we fill out the verdict form for that count?” jurors asked the judge, who read the question aloud in court.

The judge said if they were not able to reach a unanimous conclusion on any count, he would ask them if they could reach a consensus on other counts.



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5 Responses to Manafort jury suggests it ‘cannot come to a consensus on a single count’

  1. Gil says:

    Hmm. So concluded by end of today or tomorrow?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    6 min ago
    Jury brought in — Judge will give instruction to jury
    From CNN’s Katelyn Polantz
    The jury was brought in at 11:50 a.m. ET. Judge T.S. Ellis said he will read the note again in court with the jury present and then will give them the Sawyers instruction.

    18 min ago
    Judge will soon give instruction to jury to continue deliberations
    From CNN’s Katelyn Polantz
    Judge T.S. Ellis said he is preparing to give the jury a direction to continue deliberations to see if it can reach a unanimous conclusion.

    The court is on a five-minute recess as both sets of attorneys review the instruction language, called a Sawyer instruction, that Ellis intends to give.

    He also said he is not yet ready to ask jurors where they stand on other counts.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kinthenorthwest says:

    Its all a witch hunt for Trump…Mueller is hoping to find the one Trump that will lie like a canary if they think they might go to jail.
    However in last few days its looking like Mueller’s house has been and is falling like dominoes.

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  4. stella says:

    Just heard that the jury has a consensus on eight counts, but not on the other ten. Will deliver verdict on the eight counts.


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