On October 27, 2017, Gates and Manafort were indicted by a federal grand jury as part of the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and related matters.
The twelve-count indictment charges the two men with conspiracy against the United States, making false statements, money laundering, and failing to register as foreign agents for Ukraine as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The charges arise from his consulting work for a pro-Russian government in Ukraine and are unrelated to the Trump campaign.
Manafort and Gates surrendered to the FBI on October 30, 2017, and at a court hearing both plead not guilty.
While awaiting trial, Manafort was released on $10 million bond and Gates was released on $5 million bond. Prosecutors described them as flight risks, and as a condition of pretrial release, both men surrendered their passports and were placed under house arrest
Today the 2016 Trump campaign staffer decided to betray the man who is trying to save America he is “finalizing” a plea deal in which he’d cooperate with the Mueller investigation. Gates has been in negotiations with Mueller’s team about cooperating for over a month, their report says, citing sources familiar with the case.
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.
There you go, folks, another traitor that will try to destroy our President, but they forget one thing “We The People” elected President Trump there was no Russian interference, that is just a made up story from the Democrats as a cover up for their defeat!
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