The judge presiding over former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial in Virginia told the court that he has received threats related to the case and that U.S. Marshals have been providing him with protection. In response to media requests for the jurors’ names, CNN reports that Judge T.S. Ellis said he wouldn’t “feel right” if he released them. “I’ve received criticism and threats. I’d imagine they would to,” he said. “I had no idea myself this case would arouse such public interest. I still am surprised.” Judge Ellis also argued that releasing juror names would “chill future potential jurors” from participating in such high-profile cases in the future. The jurors finished their second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict and will reconvene on Monday.
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