Tag Archives: Rick Gates

Mueller Again Delays Sentencing For Manafort Crony Rick Gates Due To “Continued Ongoing Cooperation”

CNBC reports: Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates “continues to cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations,” special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday. “Accordingly the parties do not believe it is appropriate” to move on to Gates’ sentencing phase, the filing in Washington, D.C., federal court said. The joint report from Mueller and Gates’ attorney, which …

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REPORT: Rick Gates Is Spilling More Dirt To Mueller

The Daily Beast reports: Rick Gates, the former campaign aide to Donald Trump, is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether individuals from the Middle East worked with the Trump campaign to influence the election, according to two individuals with first-hand knowledge of the investigation. Gates has answered questions specifically about Psy Group, an Israeli firm that ex-employees …

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REPORT: Trump Campaign Aide Asked Israeli Firm To Create Fake Online Identities To Sway 2016 Election

The New York Times reports: A top Trump campaign official requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals. The Trump campaign’s interest in the work began as Russians …

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REPORT: Ex-Trump Lawyer Wanted To Divert White House Legal Funds To Pay For Paul Manafort’s Defense

Talking Points Memo reports: Ex-Trump lawyer John Dowd wanted to contribute to the legal fees racked up by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, but White House ethics officials who wanted to keep an arm’s length between the trials and the President foiled the effort. According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Dowd first …

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Manafort Judge Gives Jury Deliberation Instructions

The Washington Post reports: U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III is currently reading to jurors the instructions on the law they will have to consider as they decide whether Paul Manafort is guilty of the 18 charges he faces. This is the last step before the case will be given to jurors to begin their deliberations. The instructions are technical, …

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Manafort Defense Rests Without Calling Witnesses

The Washington Post reports: Lawyers for Paul Manafort say they’ll rest their case without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s trial. The decision in the bank- and tax-fraud case comes after Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a defense motion to acquit Manafort as his lawyers argued the special counsel had failed to prove its case at the …

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Rick Gates Testifies Manafort Pushed For His Banker To Be Trump’s Army Secretary After Getting Falsified Loan

CNN reports: Paul Manafort recommended a banker who allegedly loaned him money under false pretenses be nominated as President Donald Trump’s Army secretary, Rick Gates testified Tuesday. Gates, who was working on Trump’s transition team, testified that Manafort had suggested Stephen Calk as a candidate for Army secretary two weeks after Trump was elected. Manafort was Trump’s campaign chairman in …

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Rick Gates Flips On Manafort: We Committed Crimes

CNN reports: Rick Gates, the key prosecution witness in the tax and fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, told jurors Monday he had committed crimes alongside — and at the direction of — his former partner. Gates stated he and Manafort had 15 foreign accounts they did not report to the federal government, and knew it was …

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First Sentence Handed Down In Mueller Probe

Newsweek reports: A lawyer who once did work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine was sentenced to 30 days in prison Tuesday, the first punishment announced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling. Alex Van der Zwaan lied to the FBI about his contacts with Rick Gates, who was an official on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, …

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Mueller Pumped Trump Aide For Info On Collusion

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team last year made clear it wanted former Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates’ help, not so much against his former business partner Paul Manafort, but with its central mission: investigating the Trump campaign’s contact with the Russians. New information disclosed in court filings and to CNN this week begin to show how they’re getting …

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Trump Aide Rick Gates Linked To Russian Intelligence

The Daily Beast reports: Prosecutors working on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election have linked Rick Gates, Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, to a person with ties to a Russian intelligence service. In a court filing released Tuesday night, prosecutors said Gates and the unnamed person, who had lived in Kiev and Moscow and …

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Manafort Pleads Not Guilty, Gets September Trial Date

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort maintained his innocence on Wednesday to new charges he acted as an unregistered foreign agent and directed an international money-laundering conspiracy. Manafort appeared at the federal courthouse and entered a formal plea of not guilty to a second indictment brought against him by prosecutors working for special counsel …

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CANARY TIME: Mueller To Drop Charges Against Gates

CNBC reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller moved Monday to dismiss more than 20 charges against former Trump campaign official Rick Gates, multiple outlets reported, after Gates pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy and lying. The charges being dropped were brought against Gates in a court in Alexandria, Virginia, in keeping with the terms of his plea deal. “The Office will …

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Rick Gates Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate Further

The New York Times reports: A former top adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud and lying to investigators in the special counsel inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and will cooperate with the investigation. The adviser, Rick Gates, is a longtime political consultant who once served as Mr. Trump’s deputy campaign …

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Former Trump Aide Rick Gates To Plead Guilty Today

The New York Times reports: A former top adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign indicted by the special counsel was expected to plead guilty as soon as Friday afternoon, according to two people familiar with his plea agreement, a move that signals he is cooperating with the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The adviser, Rick Gates, …

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Mueller Files New Charges Against Manafort And Gates

The Washington Post reports: New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial later this year. A new indictment has long been expected in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s prosecution of Manafort and his right-hand man, Rick Gates, on …

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Mueller Charges Lawyer For Lying In Russia Probe

Bloomberg reports: An attorney who worked for a prominent law firm was charged with making false statements to federal authorities as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election. Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged Feb. 16 in federal court in Washington with lying to investigators about conversations related to a report he …

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BREAKING: Former Trump Aide Rick Gates To Plead Guilty, Has Offered To Testify Against Paul Manafort

The Los Angeles Times reports: A former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days – and has made clear to prosecutors that he would testify against Paul J. Manafort Jr., the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign. The change of heart by Trump’s former deputy campaign manager, Richard W. Gates III, who …

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Rick Gates Close To Plea Deal With Mueller

CNN reports: 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. He’s had what criminal lawyers call …

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Three Lawyers For Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Abruptly Quit, Remaining Lawyer Known For Plea Deals

Politico reports: Three attorneys representing Rick Gates told a federal court Thursday they are immediately withdrawing as counsel for the former Donald Trump campaign aide, who is fighting special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of him on money laundering and other charges. Lawyers Shanlon Wu, Walter Mack and Annemarie McAvoy said in a two-page motion that they would explain the reasons …

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