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Former Trump aide strikes ‘plea deal’ with special counsel

by LLB Reporter
14th Sep 18 2:49 pm

According to latest reports, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal counts as part of a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

A spokesman for Robert Mueller, the special counsel, stated in an email that Manafort would appear in court at 11am for an arraignment and plea agreement hearing.

As part of the deal, Manafort, 69, could be required to cooperate with Mueller’s probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.

Trump lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani had earlier told media in an interview that Trump’s legal team is unconcerned about a potential plea deal.

“From our perspective, we want him to do the right thing for himself,” Giuliani had told Politico, adding: “There’s no fear that Paul Manafort would cooperate against the president because there’s nothing to cooperate about and we long ago evaluated him as an honorable man.”

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