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Ex-Trump aide Manafort tentatively agrees to plea deal

Ex-Trump aide Manafort tentatively agrees to plea deal

"It's close but not there yet", one of the sources said of negotiations in the second case against Manafort arising from Mueller's investigation of USA intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US election, which Moscow denies. The jury could not reach a verdict on 10 other counts. He was previously reported to be resisting Mueller's demands for information relating to Trump in return for a deal.

The network said could be pleading guilty to avoid the stress and expense of a second trial following his conviction in Virginia on tax fraud and money laundering charges. A plea deal on the charges would preclude the need for a trial, sparing Manafort the steep legal fees of a second round of prosecution. ABC News reported Wednesday that Manafort's attorneys wanted a plea deal that did not require him to cooperate with the Mueller probe. The trial is scheduled to get underway in Washington on September 24. In pretrial filings, they listed 2,127 doable exhibits.The protection has been planning to utter that the special counsel had focused Mr. Manafort because of he had headed Mr. Trump's presidential campaign.

Jackson announced her decision during a hearing in which prosecutors revealed that they are unsure whether Manafort's longtime deputy and fellow Trump campaign aide, Rick Gates, will testify at trial.

"There's no fear that Paul Manafort would cooperate against the president because there's nothing to cooperate about and we long ago evaluated him as an honorable man", he added. "It doesn't involve me nonetheless it's a extremely sad notify".

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Trump discussed with his lawyers earlier this summer a possible pardon for Manafort, Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has told NPR. If he pleads guilty, his lawyers could argue that he deserves a lighter sentence for accepting responsibility for his crimes. That could be done at a court hearing Friday.

Manafort worked for five months on Trump's 2016 campaign, including three as chairman.

Prosecutors have previously said one of Manafort's close associates in Ukraine had contacts with a Russian intelligence agency.

None of the charges against Manafort related to collusion with Russian Federation.