Manafort's lawyers argued in court filings obtained by CBS News that mention of the president could taint the jurors' perception of Manafort and the accusations against him.
Also on Friday, prosecutors with Mueller's office filed a motion seeking to bar Manafort from arguing he's a victim of vindictive prosecution.
The judge in the Virginia case questioned prosecutors sharply at a hearing last month about whether Manafort's alleged misconduct is sufficiently connected to special counsel Robert Mueller's mandate to investigate the Trump campaign.
Manafort's lawyers filed their motion Friday in federal court in Alexandria ahead of next month's scheduled trial. In that filing, Mueller's team moved for severe limitations on what Manafort's defense team can say to jurors. He stated: "I don't see what relationship this indictment has with what the special counsel is investigating".
Once the case makes it to trial, though, prosecutors said any claim of selective prosecution becomes irrelevant.
But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that since Manafort failed to register as a foreign agent, the money he earned wasn't legitimate.
Sandy Alderson takes leave from Mets after cancer relapse
Alderson says that he will undergo surgery later this year but the prognosis is good as he recovers from a relapse of cancer. In his absence, assistants John Ricco, JP Ricciardi and Omar Minaya will work together to run baseball operations.
Oscar Robertson calls out white athletes on issues
If a white player were to speak out in favor of social justice activism, presumably, he would be fine with it. Monday night's award show was otherwise a snooze-fest for the Celtics, who didn't take home any trophies.
Brexit Bill becomes law
The legislation enables European Union law to be transferred into United Kingdom law in an attempt to ensure a smooth Brexit. The UK vehicle industry is suffering from the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, it was confirmed today.
Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president at his Virginia trial.
Manafort is now facing charges of tax evasion in Virginia based on allegations that he hid millions of dollars of income gained from advising pro-Russian political figures in the Ukraine.
The D.C. trial, and the case Mueller's team has been building against Manafort in Washington, relates to Manafort and associate Konstantin Kilimnik's alleged conspiring to get potential witnesses to lie about lobbying work the two men had done on behalf of Ukraine, Bloomberg noted.
Manafort is also charged with conspiracy, two counts of making false statements and two counts of obstruction of justice. His Washington trial is due to begin in September and his Virginia trial in July.
Kilimnik, Bloomberg notes, is alleged to have ties to Russia's military intelligence, having studied at a Moscow military institute considered a training ground for translators working as Kremlin spies.
The ensuing turmoil has seen global firms and oil companies back away from their own billion-dollar deals with Iran. Chants of "We don't want the ayatollahs" and "Death to the dictator" were also heard at some rallies.
Après une évaluation psychologique à l'hôpital durant quatre jours, Heather Locklear a finalement pu rejoindre son domicile. Ce week-end encore, l'actrice est devenue violente avec ses proches, son petit ami et ses parents.
Vettel took a one-point lead in the standings two weeks ago when he won the Canadian GP after starting from pole position. I remember the last race at Paul Ricard in 1990, but I never got the chance to compete.
Selon RMC Sport , Gianluigi Buffon est attendu à Paris en fin de semaine prochaine pour parapher son contrat de deux ans. Les dirigeants parisiens auraient trouvé un accord avec Gianluigi Buffon (40 ans).
His company services equipment used by manufacturers, so while it is not affected a great deal by the tariffs, its customers are. House Speaker Paul Ryan criticized Trump administration trade policy after Harley-Davidson's announcement.
In 2002, a woman from Texas , Marie Schoedinger, had accused Bush of allegedly kidnapping, drugging and raping her. The woman also filed a $50 million lawsuit against him after her statements made headlines.
But if he opts in of is $24.1 million contract, rumors say that the Clippers are still going to trade him to another team. Others believe that the trade was a result of Gortat's mini-feud with the rest of the Wizards.
Le décret anti-migrants validé par la justice américaine
La Haute Cour estime que le président américain n'a fait qu'user de façon légitime de ses prérogatives en matière d'immigration. Les opposants au texte dénonçaient, eux, un " décret antimusulman ", une accusation vivement combattue par le gouvernement.
Verratti devrait prolonger jusqu'en 2022 — PSG
Selon le journal italien la Gazzeta dello Sport du jour, Marco Verratti a reçu une proposition de proposition de contrat du PSG. L'entraîneur de Manchester United serait même prêt à offrir 120 M€ au PSG afin d'obtenir la signature du joueur de 25 ans.
Kangaroo stops play during Australian women's soccer match
In fact, recently, in Canberra , Australia, a kangaroo tried to get some action on a soccer field by intruding a football match. Video showed it apparently using its long hind legs and powerful tail to deflect balls from the goal area.