Manafort will cooperate with Mueller as part of guilty plea, prosecutor says

im-26369Source: The Washington Post

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to two criminal charges under terms of a plea deal that includes his cooperation as a potential witness for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

The decision by Manafort to provide evidence in hopes of leniency on sentencing is a stunning development in the long-running probe into whether any Trump associates may have conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

“I plead guilty,” Manafort told U.S. District Court judge Amy Berman Jackson, who accepted his plea.

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