Manafort Looms Large At Voir Dire For Ex-Skadden Atty Craig

Law360 (August 14, 2019, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A government contractor who has “contempt” for Paul Manafort. A woman whose feelings about Manafort are “not positive.” A former U.S. Department of State employee who said it would be “very difficult” as a juror to quell her bias against Manafort and judge former Skadden partner Gregory Craig fairly.

With jury selection in Craig's criminal case ongoing, the specter of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort was present Wednesday in a D.C. courtroom.

Among about 50 D.C. residents who took the stand Wednesday during voir dire questioning, many said they had followed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and had formed some clear...

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