Judge reveals identities of 5 witnesses immunized to testify against Manafort

A federal judge on Monday revealed the identities of the five witnesses that were granted immunity to testify against former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump turns to immigration; primary day delays expected GOP votes to give Graham broad subpoena power in Obama-era probe Will the 'law and order' president pardon Roger Stone? MORE

The witnesses, who Mueller's team submitted for immunity last week and whose identities were not released publicly until Monday, are James Brennan, Donna Duggan, Conor O'Brien, Cindy Laporta and Dennis Raico, according to Talking Points Memo.

Each of the witnesses are connected to financial institutions, according to The Washington Post's Rachel Weiner


Two expected witnesses in the case, Washington lobbyists Tony Podesta and Vin Weber, whose firms allegedly participated in a public relations campaign for Ukraine with Manafort, are not among the immunized witness, Talking Points Memo reported.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis granted them immunity to speak freely while testifying about Manafort.

Manafort is facing charges related to alleged financial crime from before he joined the Trump campaign. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Though his attorneys have tried to delay his trial and move him to other jurisdictions, judges have consistently denied his requests.

The former Trump aide is accused of money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent, among other violations. His Virginia trial is scheduled for this month, followed by another trial for similar charges in Washington, D.C., in September. 

Ellis also delayed Manafort's trial in Virginia until July 31, according to CNN.

Last week, Mueller released a list of more than 500 pieces of evidence against Manafort.