Tentative Plea Deal Reached Between Gov't And Paul Manafort

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Paul Manafort reportedly has reached a tentative plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has reached a tentative plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to ABC News.

> The deal is expected to be announced in court Friday, but it remains unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors or is simply conceding to a guilty plea, which would allow him to avoid the stress and expense of trial, according to three sources with knowledge of the discussions.


> Manafort and his most senior defense attorneys spent more than four hours Thursday in discussions with a team of special prosecutors who are involved in the ongoing investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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