This Week in Washington (57 images)

Paul Manafort and Richard Gates appear in federal court. President Donald Trump signs an order to send astronauts back into space and the bill to create next year's defense budget and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein testifies before the House Judiciary Committee the week of December 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2017 at 3:40 PM
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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his wife, Kathleen, arrive for a status conference at the U.S. District Court on Monday. Paul Manafort was indicted in October on charges including conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy against the United States and failing to register as a foreign agent of Ukraine’s former pro-Russian government. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson rebuked Manafort during the hearing for ghostwriting an editorial about his work in Ukraine while released from house arrest on bail. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Richard Gates, a business associate of the former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves a status conference at the U.S. District Court on Monday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks before signing Space Policy Directive 1, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Monday. Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence (R) and retired Astronaut Jack Schmitt (L). The directive assigns the NASA to initiate a space to return American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually to Mars. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Trump was joined by members of the Space Council, astronauts and members of Congress for the signing. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Trump holds up a mini astronaut after the signing, which took place on the 45th anniversary of the day Apollo 17 put the last U.S. astronauts on the moon. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Trump delivers remarks before signing H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Tuesday. "This legislation will enhance our readiness, expand and modernize our forces and help provide our service members with the tools they need to fight and win," he said. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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