Paul Manafort’s Trial: Rick Gates Testifies Against His Former Boss | News Sponsored by

by TrumpShop.Net on Aug 07, 2018

• Rick Gates, who was long the right-hand man to Paul Manafort, President Trump’s campaign chairman, is testifying in Mr. Manafort’s trial on bank and tax fraud charges.• In the start of his testimony on Monday, Mr. Gates admitted that he and Mr. Manafort committed crimes together.• Though this is the first trial stemming from the investigation of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, Mr. Manafort’s case is separate from the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and any ties to the Trump campaign.Rick Gates returns to the standMr. Gates resumed the stand Tuesday morning in a packed federal courtroom in Alexandria, Va. The case pitted two of Mr. Trump’s former senior campaign aides, men who worked together for decades, against each other in a high-stakes battle that could land either or both of them in prison for years.The prosecution is relying heavily on Mr. Gates to show that Mr. Manafort directed a multiyear financial fraud scheme, even if Mr. Gates helped him execute it. Mr. Gates, 46, President’s Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, has figured more prominently than Mr. Manafort in the documents that prosecutors have presented as eviden

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