Ex -Trump aide’s deal

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s for­mer cam­paign chair­man Paul Manafort has agreed to co-op­er­ate with the Trump-Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Manafort has pleaded guilty to fed­eral crimes and avoided a sec­ond trial that could have given him more time in prison.

The deal gives spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller a key co-op­er­a­tor who steered the Trump elec­tion ef­fort for a piv­otal stretch of the 2016 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign.

The re­sult also en­sures the in­ves­ti­ga­tion will ex­tend far beyond the Novem­ber con­gres­sional elec­tions de­spite en­treaties from the pres­i­dent’s lawyers.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.