Manafort, Gates To Remain On House Arrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will remain on house arrest at least through the weekend.

3 p.m.

A federal judge is keeping in place for now the home confinement conditions of Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates. But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson scheduled a bond hearing for Monday to revisit the matter.

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Former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort looks on during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 17, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

At a brief court hearing Thursday, Manafort’s lawyer asked the judge to take off GPS monitoring. The judge declined to do so, saying she wanted more information. Gates also appeared and was told he would also remain on house arrest with certain exceptions.

The judge told the lawyers on both sides not to discuss the case publicly and to limit their statements to the courtroom and to court documents.
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2:30 p.m.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate Rick Gates are asking a federal judge to release them from home confinement while they await trial on several financial charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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WASHINGTON – JULY 26: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee July 26, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was held to examine whether the FBI have misused their power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Manafort and Gates say in court filings that they don’t pose a risk of fleeing the country and should be allowed to travel while they prepare their defenses to a 12-count indictment unsealed earlier this week.

Both men say that multimillion-dollar bonds will be enough to make sure they show up for court appearances.

The court papers were filed ahead of a hearing Thursday in federal court in Washington. The two men face charges of money laundering, lying about their foreign agent work for Ukrainian interests and other financial charges.
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3:30 a.m.

The former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump is due back in court along with his business associate.

Paul Manafort, who led the campaign for several months last year, will appear Thursday afternoon in Washington’s federal court with co-defendant Rick Gates.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller announced an indictment Monday that charges the men with money laundering and other financial crimes.

They were placed on home confinement during an initial court appearance.

Prosecutors disclosed additional details about their wealth in a court filing Tuesday, saying Manafort has provided different accounts of his assets and that he has three different passports.

Besides Manafort and Gates, prosecutors have revealed a guilty plea from a campaign adviser named George Papadopoulos, who admitted lying to the FBI about foreign contacts during the campaign.

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