But what is expected to be missing from the trial, which begins on Tuesday (US time), will be answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election or any mention of Russian Federation at all.
It's expected to be rich with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into Manafort's pocket.
The former political consultant, who ran the Trump campaign for three months, has pleaded not guilty.
It was the summer of 2016, Paul Manafort was a campaign chairman, and his candidate, Donald Trump, was the newly crowned Republican presidential nominee. Investigators have since looked into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Manafort left Trump's campaign soon afterwards.
On the eve of his Virginia trial, it appears former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his legal team are starting to cut their losses.
Mueller has submitted more than 500 pieces of evidence, including tax filings and mortgage statements, and pictures of Manafort's expensive watches and homes.
Manafort faces charges in two different courts and could spend decades in prison if convicted. He has since been co-operating with the investigation into Mr Manafort.
The trial had been scheduled to start this past Wednesday in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, but U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III delayed it until next Tuesday and directed Mueller to provide a witness list to Manafort's lawyers. Mr Manafort denies all charges, and at one point had sought to get them dismissed.
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The trial is the first to arise from the yearlong investigation into Russian election meddling and possible connections to the Trump campaign.
Mueller's team has estimated it could take eight to 10 days to present its case to the jury, suggesting the trial may last at least three weeks.
Prosecutors also claimed Mr. Manafort's motion was overly broad. Giuliani said he and Jay Sekulow, another Trump lawyer, had told the president: "This would be a very bad thing to do now".
Special Counsel Robert Mueller releases a list of 35 potential witnesses set to testify in a trial beginning July 31.
At an earlier hearing, a federal judge criticised Mr Mueller's team and accused it of using Mr Manafort.
Mueller said the challenged exhibits, which include a memoranda, emails and photos reflecting tasks performed, are relevant to establish the extent of Manafort's work.
Yet the trial also contains pitfalls for Trump. The charges stem from Manafort's activities from 2006-2017.
Manafort has withdrawn his appeal of a judge's decision to throw out his civil lawsuit against Mueller, according to court filings.