Transcript on the cross-examination of the Special Counsel’s star witness Rick Gates in the Paul Manafort case.
How much did he embezzle?
How many lies did he tell the Special Counsel during their investigation?
Defense: Can you return the money you stole from Manafort?
Gates: No, I cannot.
Defense: So you’re really not taking responsibility, are you?
Gates: On that subject, no.
Last set of questioning before the day wrapped up.
Gates: “Mr. Manafort was very good about knowing where the money is and knowing where to spend it.”
Judge Ellis: “Well, he missed the amounts of money you stole from him, though, didn’t he?”
Here is the Special Counsel’s complete motion, filed this morning, in which it asks the Judge to provide a curative instruction regarding “the erroneous admonishment of government counsel in front of the jury”