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Former Trump Adviser Rick Gates Has Pleaded Guilty in Robert Mueller's Investigation

Saturday - 24/02/2018 16:30
A former top adviser to the Trump campaign pleaded guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Gates will now help special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in "any and all matters" as prosecutors continue to probe the 2016 campaign
Andrew Harrer—Bloomberg /Getty Images
Andrew Harrer—Bloomberg /Getty Images

(WASHINGTON) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election interference.

The plea by Rick Gates revealed that he will help special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in “any and all matters” as prosecutors continue to probe the 2016 campaign, Russian meddling and Gates’ longtime business associate, one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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