Skip to comments.Key witness to testify Monday in Manafort trial (Richard Gates)
Posted on 08/06/2018 12:37:32 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Former Trump campaign adviser Richard Gates is scheduled to testify Monday against his longtime business partner, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
NBC News reported that Gates, considered the prosecution's star witness, is slated to testify late Monday afternoon in federal court in Alexandria, Va.
Prosecutors last week said they had "every intention" of bringing Gates to the stand after Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye initially cast doubt on whether he would testify.
Gates pleaded guilty in February as part of a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. He was charged with one count of conspiracy against the U.S. and one count of making a false statement to the FBI.
Gates was charged with lying to federal investigators about a 2013 meeting involving Manafort, an unnamed member of Congress and a lobbyist to discuss Ukraine.
Manafort, who has pleaded not guilty, is facing 18 counts of bank and tax fraud. He is also being investigated for his work lobbying for a pro-Russia group in Ukraine.
Was he lying then or lying now? Seriously??? A convicted liar is a credible witness?
It’s not called lying. It’s called composing,
Yeah, the first time it was just a “first draft”.
nah. MANAFORT IS winning.
i am not sure .... CNN is celebrating this as a huge victory.
what did they get Gates to pin on others
The cross examination should be interesting.
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