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Judge indicates ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort will face trial no sooner than Sept, as sides spar over his house… 
Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann says govt will seek to toss out Manafort's Jan. 3 civil lawsuit challenging his indictment, arguing that Manafort can ask to do so in his criminal trial. Manafort atty Kevin Downing seemed to forget his suit asked for that, before judge reminded him.
"While he is subject to home confinement, he is not confined to his couch," Judge Amy Berman Jackson noted sharply of Manafort, who had asked for a temporary, health-related modification of his detention. "He has plenty of opportunities to exercise." 
While Manafort business partner/co-defendant Rick Gates is set to be released on nearly $5M bond later Tuesday, Manafort's attorney complained judge mistakenly set his bond at $17M, sted $7M, triggering some sharp words.
Judge says trial for ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's will happen no sooner than Sept. after hearing in which both sides sparred over his continuing home detention, civil lawsuit against special counsel Mueller, and evidence. Bkgd here: 
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