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Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear'

Mueller looks into Rick Gates' outreach to intel company Psy-Group to wage online attacks

(Newser) - Robert Mueller is looking into the Trump campaign's discussions with an Israeli intelligence firm to go after opponents in the 2016 election campaign, reports the New York Times . Specifically, campaign official Rick Gates asked a company called Psy-Group—made up mostly of former Israeli intelligence agents—for proposals on... More »

Rick Gates Admits Affair During Cross-Examination

He says it's possible he stole from Trump inauguration committee

(Newser) - There were more bombshells as Rick Gates' testimony in Paul Manafort's trial continued Tuesday, with the former Trump campaign chairman's defense team attacking the credibility of his erstwhile right-hand man. Gates, who has already admitted embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort, confessed to an extra-marital affair... More »

Weirdest Exchange Yet at the Manafort Trial

Judge sees tears in prosecutor's eyes, but the prosecutor denies it

(Newser) - The high-stakes Paul Manafort trial is underway, and Bloomberg takes note of a particularly odd exchange Monday between US District Judge TS Ellis III and prosecutor Greg Andres. It came during a break in the testimony of former Manafort partner Rick Gates as the judge and prosecutors clashed, out of... More »

Manafort's Right-Hand Man: I Stole From Manafort, Too

Rick Gates testifies against former partner

(Newser) - The star prosecution witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he concealed millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts on Manafort's behalf and falsified documents to help his former boss obtain millions of dollars more in bank loans. Rick Gates also admitted he embezzled... More »

Manafort Hit With New Allegation, Gates Pleads Guilty

More legal trouble for former Trump advisers

(Newser) - A former top adviser to President Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation, the AP reports. The plea by Rick Gates was a strong indication that he is planning to cooperate with Robert Mueller's investigation as... More »

Mueller Unveils New Charges Against Ex-Trump Advisers

Manafort, Gates face 32 new counts in Virginia

(Newser) - Special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled 32 new criminal charges against former Trump advisers Paul Manafort and Rick Gates on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reports. The charges are laid out in an indictment from a federal grand jury in Virginia. According to ABC News , there are 16 counts related to... More »

Mueller Indicts New Name in Russia Investigation

Attorney Alex Van Der Zwaan is accused of lying about his dealings with Rick Gates

(Newser) - More Robert Mueller moves: Prosecutors have charged an attorney they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe, reports the Hill . A document filed in federal court in Washington Tuesday accuses Alex Van Der Zwaan of one charge of making false statements, per the AP . The information was filed... More »

Report: Former Trump Aide Plans to Plead Guilty

Rick Gates will testify against Paul Manafort, sources say

(Newser) - A former Trump campaign aide has decided 18 months in prison for fraud-related charges is the best deal he's going to get from Robert Mueller's team, insiders tell the Los Angeles Times . The sources say that in return for leniency, Rick Gates plans to change his plea to... More »

Judge Won't Free Manafort From House Arrest, Yet

He could be allowed to travel within the US, once a bail package is agreed upon

(Newser) - Paul Manafort didn't get the break he was looking for in court on Monday, but it could come soon. A federal judge ordered that he and business associate Rick Gates continue to be held under house arrest with their movements tracked by GPS, reports CNN . However, negotiations on bail... More »

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