Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort, Strikes Plea Deal With Mueller

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USA Today: “Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, reached an agreement Friday to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and pleaded guilty to two felony conspiracy charges.”

“Prosecutors working for Mueller earlier filed a new set of charges against Manafort on Friday in which they accused him of conspiring against the United States when he worked as an unregistered agent of a pro-Russian political faction in Ukraine and of conspiring to obstruct justice by seeking to persuade two people who had helped with that work to offer inaccurate accounts to federal investigators.”

“Manafort’s plea deal follows agreements that Mueller’s team had already reached with Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Manafort’s former deputy Rick Gates. Separately, Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, implicated him in a criminal campaign finance violation during his own plea hearing in federal court last month.”