Key political adviser Richard Gates entered a guilty plea arising from an indictment against him. The question is how much Gates will now cooperate with Mueller?
(AP) Former Trump campaign adviser Richard Gates pleaded guilty on Friday afternoon as part of a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the election.
Gates pleaded guilty to two charges brought against him by Mueller's team in federal court in Washington, D.C. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of making a false a statement to the FBI agents investigating Russian interference.
According to the criminal information filed by Mueller on Friday shortly before Gates pleaded guilty, Gates lied to federal investigators about the contents of a March 2013 meeting during which former Trump campaign adviser Paul Manafort, an unnamed member of Congress reported by the L.A. Times to be Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), and an unnamed lobbyist discussed Ukraine. Read more.