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Special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday filed a request for 150 blank subpoenas in the Eastern District of Virginia, where former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lives.
The two-page filing reveals little, but says that that each subpoena recipient must appear in the Alexandria, Va., courthouse on July 25 to testify in the case.
Judge T.S. Ellis III has now moved the trial date twice, first from July 10 to July 24, and then from that date to July 25.
The article goes on to state the following:
The 150 blank subpoenas amount to 75 total possible subpoenas — in each case, a subpoena is needed for the witness and another is needed for the defense. Court documents filed in April show that Mueller’s team was pushing to subpoena 35 witnesses in the trial.
In May, court documents showed he had filed 70 blank subpoenas.
A blank subpoena means the party serving the subpoena, in this case the federal government, can fill in the name later, as long as it is done so before the subpoena is served.
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NEWS: special counsel robert mueller has filed a request for 150 blank subpoenas in paul manafort’s virginia case – this means 75 potential witnesses https://t.co/BN62VcSiU3
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) June 13, 2018
BREAKING: Mueller requested Wednesday that a federal court in Virginia issue 150 blank subpoenas, or 75 sets, for the first day of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial https://t.co/zYQpTHVpPc @BBuchman_CNS pic.twitter.com/oJ2iSAKqIx
— Courthouse News (@CourthouseNews) June 13, 2018
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