Saturday, September 15, 2018

Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate With Mueller Probe

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to two federal crimes and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, a dramatic turnaround for the former Trump campaign chairman who now becomes a powerful asset for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Mr. Manafort, who has long struck a defiant posture toward Mr. Mueller, becomes the fifth associate of President Trump’s to plead guilty in connection with the special counsel’s probe, which is examining, among other things, any potential coordination between Moscow and Trump campaign officials in 2016.
None of Mr. Manafort’s crimes that he admitted Friday—or was convicted of in a separate trial in Virginia last month—relate to such coordination. But his cooperation agreement is far-reaching, requiring him to be “fully debriefed,” provide relevant materials, “participate in undercover activities” and testify whenever requested by Mr. Mueller’s office.
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