Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Manafort's trial moved along until JUROR #9 began to exhibit disturbing manifestations of extreme doubt. The juror folded her arms...grimaced over and over again as if rotten meat were finding its way out...and...moving about in her seat as if she itched. Troubled by such ostentatious activity...Judge T.S. Ellis directed the jury to leave. After the jury left...off-camera...he directed the erstwhile prosecution team to the bench and declared, "OKAY...it's obvious to everyone...including JUROR #9 over there that you're wasting time on nonsense. Get to the root of your prosecution and do it right now. Mr. Bailiff bring the jury back."