BREAKING NEWS: Paul Manafort, Trump’s ex-campaign chairman, is cooperating with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, a prosecutor said in court
The disclosure came as President Trump’s former campaign chairman pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington.
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President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty to federal crimes at a hearing Friday morning, ending his long losing battle with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
The planned plea, if accepted by a judge, would short-circuit his second trial scheduled to begin this month in the District on charges of money laundering and lobbying violations. He is expected to enter his guilty plea this morning in federal court.
It was not immediately clear if, as part of the plea deal, Manafort would cooperate and provide any information to the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.