In Paul Manafort trial, Rick Gates admits to stealing money, having affair

Tensions are rising at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as the defense continues questioning its star witness, Manafort’s former protege Rick Gates. Gates admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former boss, some of that money helping him carry an affair in London that he hid from his wife. The defense hopes to paint Gates as the real villain, responsible for the crimes that prosecutors charge Manafort with committing. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
NBC News
Topics: 
Donald Trump
Russia
2016 Elections
Author Info: Pete Williams
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Tensions are rising at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as the defense continues questioning its star witness, Manafort’s former protege Rick Gates. Gates admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former boss, some of that money helping him carry an affair in London that he hid from his wife. The defense hopes to paint Gates as the real villain, responsible for the crimes that prosecutors charge Manafort with committing.
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