Trump Ex-Aide Manafort Pleads Not Guilty Again, Faces July Trial

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Manafort resigned as Trump's campaign chairman in August 2016 after The New York Times reported a Ukrainian government corruption probe found Manafort received almost $13 million off the books from a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party.

Someone threw a Russian flag at him as he walked out of a federal court in Virginia on Thursday.

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to money laundering and tax evasion charges as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson Berman granted Gates' request by Richard Gates after receiving no objection from the Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort has to resign from the campaign after it was discovered that he had hidden from USA authorities a payment of $12.7 million that he received for advising former pro-Moscow Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. Manafort's trial in Washington begins in September.

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If Manafort were to choose to avoid a trial and change his plea to guilty, he could be forced to share details he knows about Trump campaign officials' contact with Russians and other foreign nationals.

"Manafort and Gates generated tens of millions of dollars in income as a result of their Ukraine work", a February indictment said, "From approximately 2006 through the present, Manafort and Gates engaged in a scheme to hide income from United States authorities, while enjoying the use of the money".

Lewandowski helped Trump win the Republican presidential nomination, running his campaign for around 18 months.

Judge Ellis, expressing concern that Manafort still posed a substantial risk of flight, said he was considering stepping up restrictions on his movement from his current status of home confinement to the home incarceration. The judge ordered Manafort to be confined to his home until the trial and wear a Global Positioning System tracking bracelet.

On Thursday, Andrew Weissmann, Mueller's deputy, told the judge that prosecutors preferred to move forward on the Virginia case first, estimating that it would take between eight to 10 days to complete, and require up to 25 government witnesses.