FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. The trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending on properties and clothing and allegations that the political consultant laundered money through offshore bank accounts. What’s likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Manafort trial to shed light on Mueller probe evidence

July 30, 2018 - 12:58 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect answers about Trump campaign coordination with the Russians to come out of the trial of President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman.

Paul Manafort is scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges relating to money laundering stemming from Ukrainian political consulting. But the trial will give the public its most detailed glimpse of evidence gathered by special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

Manafort's trial promises tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant's pocket.

The trial is the first to arise from the yearlong investigation into Russian election meddling and possible connections to the Trump campaign.

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