WA (AP) — The judge supervising the criminal case against 2 of the men charged in specific counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation offers chided lawyers for the number of covered filings.
John Manafort, the former campaign chairman to get President Donald Trump, and his company associate Rick Gates were within federal court on Wednesday for any status conference. Both were indicted in October on money washing, conspiracy and other charges.
U. Ersus. District Judge Amy Berman Knutson said that while she understands the necessity to protect certain information, she believed the lawyers were “overdoing it” with the amount of filings being produced under seal and out of open public view.
She said the fact that the situation is of public interest “is not really a reason to seal things. inch Instead, she said, “it’s grounds to unseal things. ”