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Former Trump Campaign Advisor Close to a Plea Deal With Mueller

The dude is getting his ducks in a row, hoping they’ll all sing. Or start quacking.

According to CNN:

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 a “Queen for a Day” interview, in which a defendant answers any questions from the prosecutors’ team, including about his own case and other potential criminal activity he witnessed.

Gates’ cooperation could be another building block for Mueller in a possible case against President Donald Trump or key members of his team.

Once a plea deal is in place, Gates would become the third known cooperator in Mueller’s sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It would also increase the pressure to cooperate on Gates’ co-defendant Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, who has pleaded not guilty to Mueller’s indictment and is preparing for a trial on alleged financial crimes unrelated to the campaign. Gates pleaded not guilty on October 30 alongside Manafort.

“Nobody (who’s charged) goes in to provide incriminating information to the government unless it’s part of plea negotiations,” said a criminal defense attorney who represents a witness in the case. In a Queen for a Day interview, a defendant can typically admit to crimes with little additional consequences, unless he or she lies.

One Response to Former Trump Campaign Advisor Close to a Plea Deal With Mueller

  1. Nice. Is this how we learn Boris and Natasha promised MrTrump to make him a millionaire if they were allowed to roam about the Pentagon at will, or Ivan was named to head the NSA?
    Maybe this guy will tell the tale of how MrTrump and his children are really all Russian double agents who will sell a whole big bunch of uranium to Russia in exchange for some big bucks?
    Oh. He will reveal that MrTrump told Putin that if he’s elected he will have a lot of room to negotiate a great deal that will favor the Russians.
    Good grief, can this please be over soon.