Highlights of French Open 11th day
Muguruza essentially got that round off, too: Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko, quit with an injury after only two games. The two players contested an epic three-setter at the Australian Open this year with Halep winning the decider 9-7.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson has scheduled a hearing for June 15 at which she ordered Manafort, prosecutors and witnesses to appear to deal with the alleged witness-tampering. Prosecutors says Manafort "repeatedly contacted" two people at the firm during that time and encouraged them to say they "never lobbied in the USA, and the objective of the program was E.U".
Prosecutors already claimed that Manafort misled federal authorities for years about his lobbying work in the USA for Ukrainian politicians before he joined the Trump campaign. He allegedly worked for Davis Manafort Partners International with Manafort and Rick Gates.
As Mueller's team mentioned in a superseding indictment filed against Manafort in February, Gates was also complicit in Manafort's efforts to mislead United States authorities about the nature of their lobbying efforts, and has since been cooperating with the special counsel. Those charges remain unchanged int he new indictment.
"They haven't been convicted of anything".
The superseding indictment revealed on Friday makes clear that the Justice Department considered the alleged tampering serious enough to file formal charges and add a new defendant.
Earlier on Friday, Mr Trump denied that he was considering pardoning Mr Manafort.