Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, is facing charges of failing to register as a foreign agent, and conspiracy against the USA, and is now being held in a Federal prison after allegedly attempting witness tampering.
But U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III on Monday decided that the defense needed more time to review the discovery, thousands of pages of data and documents turned over by prosecutors in the last several weeks.
Prosecutors have accused him and his former business partner Rick Gates of laundering millions of dollars through overseas shell companies.
Manafort has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied wrongdoing.
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The witnesses are James Brennan, Dennis Raico, Cindy Laporta, Donna Duggan, and Conor O'Brien, who all seem to be connected to Manafort's financial and real-estate dealings.
The trial had been scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
In addition, Ellis is expected to rule Monday on Manafort's request to delay the trial, slated to start this week.
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III last week released a list of almost 500 pieces of evidence that prosecutors may show to a jury, including emails and memos discussing strategy with and for Yanukovych.
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"I'm going to take the seal off" the court docket, Ellis said on Monday. "He did", prosecutor Greg Andres replied.
"I don't anticipate that a government witness will utter the word 'Russia", Andres said.
Ellis said he'll allow prosecutors to mention Manafort's role on the Trump campaign, but only as it relates to a banker who allegedly sought to secure a role on the campaign in exchange for loans. The Kremlin denies election interference and Trump denies collusion.
Calk served on the Trump campaign's economic advisory team, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, wanted to be Trump's Army secretary. "You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment, or whatever".
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Manafort's lawyers have sought to exclude some of the exhibits, arguing that they are irrelevant and would prejudice the jurors, but Mueller's office said the documents are pertinent.