Robert Mueller on Wednesday filed a request for 100 blank subpoenas in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Paul Manafort is facing trial for bank and fraud charges.
This is in addition to a court filing in June when Mueller’s team filed a request for 150 blank subpoenas or 75 possible witnesses.
The 100 blank subpoenas amount to 50 total possible subpoenas — in each case, a subpoena is needed for the witness and another is needed for the defense. Court documents filed in April show that Mueller’s team was pushing to subpoena 35 witnesses in the trial.
The request for subpoenas comes amid an effort by Manafort’s defense team to delay the trial and move it from Alexandria, Va. to Roanoke, Va. to be closer to his lawyers.
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