The judge in Paul Manafort’s Virginia trial revealed in open court on Friday that he has received death threats, and is now traveling with the protection of the US Marshals Service. The judge declined to delve into specifics but said he’s been taken aback by the level of interest in the trial.
This is proof that this trial has been politicized because I seriously doubt trials about someone who didn’t pay their taxes usually generates this much public hate.
Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed in court today he has received death threats relating to his presiding over Paul Manafort’s trial for bank and tax fraud at a federal court in Alexandria, VA
He has since retained the protection of the U.S. Marshals Service.https://t.co/nTh0T0JlyV
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 17, 2018
Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed in open court Friday that he has received death threats relating to his presiding over Paul Manafort’s trial for bank and tax fraud at a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
The judge has since retained the protection of the U.S. Marshals Service.
“I have the marshal’s protection,” Ellis said. “I don’t even go to the hotel alone. I won’t even reveal the name of the hotel.”
“I had no idea this case excited this emotion in the public,” he added.
Ellis made the comments after a coalition of news organizations — including The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Associated Press, CNN, NBC, Politico and BuzzFeed — requested the names and addresses of jurors seated for Manafort’s case. More
The judge presiding over the fraud trial of Paul Manafort says he won’t release the names of jurors at the trial’s conclusion because he fears for their safety and because he himself has already received threats.
Intimidation by the media when it comes to wanting to release jurors. Plain and simple. The media is the enemy of the people #mediaistheenemyofthepeople
— Cold Blue Steel (@3lbPeaceMaker) August 17, 2018
The”tolerant” left strikes again!
— Ross Kay ❌ (@randomross) August 17, 2018
— Frank Haggerty (@BillCarson2162) August 17, 2018
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