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Gates Pleads Guilty in Russian Probe

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  • Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and making a false statement, becoming the third associate of President Donald Trump to make a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.


  • Gates was former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's right-hand man and most trusted confidant. How does his willingness to testify against Manafort change the Mueller investigation.


  • According to court records, Gates will appear in federal court in Washington at 2 p.m. on Friday to enter the plea.


  • Gates becomes the third former Trump aide or advisor to plead guilty and cooperate with the special counsel's investigation.