1. Manafort's lawyer Kevin M. Downing walks pass the press
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Barakat, Associated Press:
"Jurors finished up a second day of deliberations today at the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. No notes of any consequence from the jury today. Perhaps the biggest thing we learned today is that we won't receive the names of the jurors at the conclusion of the trial. Media organizations including The Associated Press had made some requests of the judge in particular requesting the jurors names at the end of the trial so you can interview jurors and see what they were thinking about it. The judge indicated that he does not want to release those names. He's worried about their safety. He says he himself has received threats and is receiving protection from the marshals."
3. Kathleen Manafort, Paul Manafort's wife leaves courthouse
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Barakat, Associated Press:
"This is wrapping up a third week of this trial for Manafort. He's facing 18 counts -- tax fraud bank fraud failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. The jury has had this case now for two full days of deliberations but they're going through 18 counts and they're going through hundreds of pages of documents and pieces of evidence. So they're going to be starting up Monday at 9:30 for a third day of deliberations and we'll see how it goes. The judge initially told jurors at the start of this trial expect a three week trial. And we are just now wrapping up week three starting week four on Monday. So it's been it's been a long trial."
5. Manafort's lawyer Kevin M. Downing and team walk to press microphones and makes statement
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin M. Downing, Paul Manafort's Lawyer:
"The jury went home early today. They are happy to continue deliberating on Monday. We're happy to see that they're doing so. And everyone have a great weekend."
7. Manafort's lawyer Kevin M. Downing and team walk away
8. Zoom of Manafort's lawyer Kevin Kevin M. Downing and team walking away as reporters ask questions (UPSOUND)
Reporter: "Did the long deliberation work in your favor?"
Kevin M. Downing: "I think it does."
Reporter: Mr. Downing, what was your reaction to the President today?
Kevin M. Downing: "We were very happy to hear from the president and that he is supporting Mr. Manafort."
Reporter: "How are you feeling going into this weekend?"
Kevin M. Downing: "Very good. I'm very happy about the fair trial that Judge Ellis insured for Mr. Manafort. And that's about it. Thanks."
The judge in Paul Manafort's fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors in the former Trump campaign chairman's trial.
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns in explaining why he doesn't intend to make jurors' names public at the end of the trial.
Jury lists are presumed to be public unless a judge articulates a reason for keeping them secret.
"I've received criticism and threats," Ellis said. "I imagine they would, too."
The judge said he is currently under the protection of U.S. marshals.
Jurors ended their second day of deliberations Friday a half-hour early, without reaching a verdict.
They sent a note to the judge asking to wrap up at 5 instead of 5:30 p.m. because a juror had an event to attend.
They return Monday.
The financial fraud trial is the first courtroom test of the Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
And while the case doesn't involve allegations of Russian election interference or possible coordination by the Trump campaign, it has been closely watched by President Donald Trump as he seeks to publicly undermine Mueller's probe.
On Friday, Trump issued a fresh defense of Manafort and called him a "very good person."
Manafort is accused of hiding from the IRS millions that he made advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, and then lying to banks to get loans when the money dried up.
He faces 18 felony counts on tax evasion and bank fraud.
The case calls on the dozen jurors to follow the complexities of foreign bank accounts and shell companies, loan regulations and tax rules.
It exposed details about the lavish lifestyle of the onetime political insider, including a $15,000 jacket made of ostrich leather and $900,000 spent at a boutique retailer in New York via international wire transfer.
Manafort's defense says he wasn't culpable because he left the particulars of his finances to others.
His attorneys told jurors to question the prosecution's case as they sought to tarnish the credibility of Manafort's longtime protégé - and government witness - Rick Gates.
Prosecutors say Manafort earned some $60 million consulting for the Russia-backed political party in Ukraine, and hid at least $16 million in income from the IRS between 2010 and 2014.
They say Manafort declared only some of his foreign income on his federal income tax returns and repeatedly failed to disclose millions of dollars that streamed into the U.S. to pay for luxury items, services and property.
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