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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 TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE’s former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortProsecutors drop effort to seize three Manafort properties after Trump pardon FBI offers 0K reward for Russian figure Kilimnik New York court rules Manafort can't be prosecuted by Manhattan DA MORE.

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

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The prosecution is also planning to call Democratic operative Tad Devin, who served as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst 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.