Robert Mueller is seeking immunity deals for 5 people related to the Paul Manafort trial.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge to give immunity to five people who may testify at the bank-fraud trial starting next week against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trumpâ€™s former campaign chairman.
Mueller didnâ€™t identify the witnesses, who havenâ€™t been charged. The five would invoke their constitutional right against self-incrimination and remain silent unless Judge T.S. Ellis III grants them immunity, prosecutors said Tuesday in a court filing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Their names will be made public only if they are called to testify, according to the filing.
â€œDisclosing the motions would reveal those individualsâ€™ involvement in the investigation and the trial, thereby creating the risk of undue harassment,â€ prosecutors wrote. â€œSuch concern potentially would be heightened by the additional revelation that they have invoked their privilege against self-incrimination.â€