Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's business partner, is reportedly signing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Paul Manafort was President Donald Trump's second campaign manager during election 2016. Manafort, along with Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump, Jr. met with Russian operatives at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016.
Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case. Gates has already spoken to Mueller's team about his case and has been in plea negotiations for about a month. The White House sees little sign that Gates' cooperation could pose any risk to the President. "There'd be no anxiety here" if Gates cooperated with Mueller in exchange for a plea deal, one White House official said.