A federal judge in Virginia agreed Monday to grant immunity to five potential witnesses in Paul Manafort’s upcoming trial — but, in a blow to special counsel Robert Mueller, said their identities would be made public.
Mueller’s team wanted the identities of their witnesses to remain confidential, saying in a filing last week that they haven’t been criminally charged and not naming them would avoid “undue harassment.”
But Judge T.S. Ellis, a Ronald Reagan appointee, said they would be identified.
He also ordered Mueller’s office to provide a list of about 30 witnesses to Manafort’s lawyers.
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