Manafort jury asks to go home at 5 p.m. on Friday

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - The jury in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager asked the judge to be released at 5 p.m. Eastern time (2100 GMT) on Friday because one of its members has a social engagement.

The jury for Paul Manafort’s bank and tax fraud trial sent the judge a request toward the end of its second day of deliberating.

Reporting by Nathan Layne; Writing by Lisa Lambert