Mueller wants subpoenas for 35 witnesses in Manafort trial

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE on Wednesday requested 35 sets of subpoenas from a judge for witnesses to appear at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortMake the special counsel report public for the sake of Americans Paul Manafort should not be sentenced to 20 years in prison Mueller recommends Manafort serve at least 19 years in prison MORE

Bloomberg News reported that Mueller sought the subpoenas from a judge in Alexandria, Va., where Manafort’s trial is set to get underway on July 10.

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Mueller asked for blank subpoenas, with the names to be filled in later, Bloomberg reported.

Manafort is facing numerous charges of bank fraud and money laundering. He faces 18 criminal charges in Virginia federal court and five in Washington.

He is one of four former Trump associates to face charges or plead guilty thus far in Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.