Judge Refuses CNN and Buzzfeed Request for Identities of Jurors in Manafort Case, Fearing for Their Lives

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The judge presiding over former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial revealed that he has been receiving threats to compel him to reveal the identities of the jurors in the Manafort case but that he refused because he fears for their lives. Because of the threats, he now is receiving protection from US Marshals. Judge T.S. Ellis denied a request from CNN and other left-of-center media outlets which sought to obtain the names and addresses of the 12 jurors in the trial. -GEG

The judge presiding over former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial revealed on Friday that he has been receiving threats over the case and is now receiving protection from U.S. Marshals.

The revelation came after U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a request from CNN and other left-of-center media outlets which sought to obtain the names and addresses of the 12 jurors in the trial, the Washington Examiner reported.

“I don’t feel right if I release their names,” Ellis said, according to Fox News’ Jake Gibson. “I think there would be a substantial amount of people afraid… to do so would create a risk of harm to them.”

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