The New York Post: Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates near plea deal with Mueller: report

A former Trump campaign aide is reportedly working on a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller and could be cooperating in the Russia investigation.

Rick Gates — the former aide indicted on a slew of charges — offered information to Mueller’s team and has been negotiating a plea deal for about a month, according to CNN.

If he were to take a deal, he would be the third former Trump aide to cooperate with Mueller’s probe into Russia election interference.

Gates was indicted along with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in late October.

Gates and Manafort face charges including conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and failure to register as foreign agents in connection with their political work for a pro-Russia Ukrainian party.

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