Mueller on Wednesday filed a request for 150 blank subpoenas in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Paul Manafort lives. The two-page filing reveals little but says that each subpoena recipient must appear in the Alexandria, Va., courthouse on July 25 to testify in the case.
Judge T.S. Ellis III has now moved the trial date twice, first from July 10 to July 24, and then from that date to July 25. The 150 blank subpoenas amount to 75 total possible subpoenas — in each case, a subpoena is needed for the witness and another is needed for the defense.
In Virginia, Manafort is facing charges including tax fraud and failing to report foreign bank accounts.
Manafort is due in court Friday in Washington when Judge Amy Berman Jackson will hear arguments from Mueller’s team why she should revoke his bail and jail him due to allegations he sought to tamper with potential witnesses in the case against him.
Judge Jackson ruled Tuesday that Mueller must reveal the identities of the unnamed people he’s hoping to use in the case against Manafort.
Judge Jackson said= “[The] defendant is obliged to prepare for a complex trial with a voluminous record within a relatively short period of time, and he should not have to be surprised at a later point by the addition of a new name or allegation,”