Rick Gates Formally Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy And False Statements

Rick Gates has formally pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements.

Rick Gates III, the former partner of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, has formally pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements.

A former top adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign has formally pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The plea by Rick Gates is a strong indication that he is planning to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as it continues to probe the Trump campaign, Russian election interference and Gates’ longtime business associate, Paul Manafort.

According to his spokesman, Manafort maintains his innocence.

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