Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe
February 23, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, saying he will now cooperate in the special counsel's Russia investigation.
The plea by Rick Gates revealed that he will help special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in "any and all matters" as prosecutors continue to probe the Trump campaign, Russian election interference and Gates' longtime business associate, Paul Manafort.
With his cooperation, Gates gives Mueller a witness willing to provide information on Manafort ab...
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