Mueller releases list of 35 potential witnesses for Manafort's Virginia trial

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE is planning to call 35 witnesses to the stand during the trial starting Tuesday against President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE’s former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortThere was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder Treasury: Manafort associate passed 'sensitive' campaign data to Russian intelligence Hunter Biden blasts Trump in new book: 'A vile man with a vile mission' MORE.

The list of witnesses includes Richard Gates, who was indicted alongside Manafort on charges of bank and tax fraud, but pleaded guilty.


The prosecution is also planning to call Democratic operative Tad Devin, who served as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Treasury creates hub to fight climate change through finance | Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' | Don't attack Zoom for its Bernie Sanders federal tax bill Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' MORE’s (I-Vt.) chief strategist when he ran for president in 2016, and Manafort’s assistant, Alex Trusko. 

Trusko granted FBI investigators access to a storage locker containing evidence Manafort tried to keep out of the trial, according to media reports.

The list also includes the names of the five financial professionals for whom Judge T.S. Ellis agreed to grant immunity in exchange for their testimony against Manafort: James Brennan, Donna Duggan, Conor O’Brien, Cindy Laporta and Dennis Raico.

The trial begins with jury selection and is expected to last three weeks.