U.S. judge delays setting trial date for Trump ex-aide Manafort

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 10:57 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed setting a trial date for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is facing charges as part of the special counsel probing Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election.

At a U.S. District Court hearing, the U.S. Special Counsel's Office also said it intends to seek a dismissal of Manafort's civil lawsuit against Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Writing by Susan HeaveyEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)