Manafort Trial Jury Asks About ‘Reasonable Doubt’ at End of First Day of Deliberations

Manafort Trial Jury Asks About ‘Reasonable Doubt’ at End of First Day of Deliberations

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August 16, 2018

Manafort Trial Jury Asks About 'Reasonable Doubt' at End of First Day of Deliberations

A security guard walks by the front of federal court as jury deliberations begin in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Virginia, Aug. 16, 2018.
A security guard walks by the front of federal court as jury deliberations begin in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Virginia, Aug. 16, 2018.

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA —

The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort on Thursday asked the judge to clarify the
meaning of "reasonable doubt" and the legal requirements to disclose foreign bank accounts as it wrapped up its first day of deliberations.

In a note to the judge that said it wanted to go home at 5:30 p.m. (2130 GMT), the jury asked for a definition of "reasonable doubt." In the U.S. legal system, juries are required to find a defendant guilty of a crime "beyond a reasonable doubt."

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