The revelation made by Ellis was used as an argument to respond to the petition by media outlets to disclose the names and some personal information of the 12 jury members, a petition that was rejected by the judge on security grounds.
The jury had not reached the verdict by the end of the day Friday, and will reconvene Monday.
If you're Paul Manafort and you hear about that - and we all know Paul Manafort's heard about that - it's hard to read that as anything other than a message to Manafort: "'Hold on, don't cut a deal with the government while the jury is out.'" A deal would nearly certainly involve cooperation in other investigations, possibly including the president. "Thank you very much".More news: Sanjay Bangar explains the dressing room’s reaction to Rishabh Pant’s six
The president went on to say that he suspects he'll soon move to strip the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, a career lawyer at the Department of Justice, and also argued that special counsel Robert Mueller is highly conflicted.
Manafort faces 18 counts of fraud and banking-related charges.
The judge on Friday also rejected a motion by some news organizations to make the names of the jurors public, saying he was concerned about the jury's "peace and safety". Deliberations will resume on Friday at 9:30am. Among the questions they have since sent to the judge was a request to define "reasonable doubt".
Ellis read jurors the jury instruction that said a person must file FBARs when he or she "controls the disposition of money, funds or other assets held in a financial account by direct communications".
"I have the marshals' protection", Ellis said at the hearing, according to the Hill.More news: Trump blames D.C. officials for postponement of military parade
Lead prosecutor Greg Andres was spotted awaiting a delivery from Shake Shack in the entrance area of the local Westin hotel - but when reporters asked Andres later whether he had actually received an order from the burger chain, "he laughed, then paused", the Times says.
Much of the money, the government alleges, came from Manafort's lobbying for deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was toppled in a popular 2014 uprising in Kyiv before fleeing to exile in Russian Federation.
The jurors asked whether someone is required to file the report if they own less than 50 percent of the account, do not have signature authority but control disbursement of funds.
Atkins noted that Donald Trump has a legal obligation to remain quiet about an ongoing trial, and that his words constitute a criminal attempt to tamper with the jury, which would be an impeachable offense.More news: Did we just get a glimpse of Battlefield V’s Battle Royale Mode