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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:54 AM

Mueller request signals Gates may still be cooperating

By Katelyn Polantz and Jeremy Herb, CNN

Updated 7:04 PM ET, Thu August 9, 2018

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) - A court filing from special counsel Robert Mueller signals that Rick Gates may be assisting the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election beyond the case against Paul Manafort.

In a filing Thursday, Mueller's team said it wanted to keep a discussion between trial attorneys and Judge T.S. Ellis regarding a question to Gates secret because the transcript of the conversation would "reveal details of the ongoing investigation."

When Gates pleaded guilty and flipped on Manafort in February, he also agreed to help the special counsel with its investigation into Russian election interference as he was needed. It's unclear how he has aided the special counsel's probe beyond the Manafort case, but Gates was a deputy to Manafort on the Trump campaign and worked on the transition and presidential inauguration.

The still-secret conversation occurred Tuesday afternoon in the middle of Gates' testimony against Manafort, who served as Trump's campaign chairman in 2016.

Defense attorney Kevin Downing had asked Gates, "Were you interviewed on several occasions about your time at the Trump campaign?"

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triron Aug 2018 #1
spanone Aug 2018 #4
drray23 Aug 2018 #2
Mike Nelson Aug 2018 #3

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:56 AM

1. Rachel did an interesting piece on this last night.

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Response to triron (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:30 AM

4. saw that....very interesting

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:26 AM

2. I wonder If it was when he was asked about having had extramarital affairs.

He admitted to one in court. The defense asked him if he has told Mueller about others. At this point the judge called counsellors to the bench and that discussion was sealed. I could speculate that one of the affairs may have been with Maria Butina and hence is relevant in mueller's investigation on russian interference.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:28 AM

3. Didn't we...

know this? Also, I think he was at one of the more recently revealed Russia meetings?

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