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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:22 AM

Gates' lawyers say two people are willing to post property for his $5M bail

Source: Politico




By LOUIS NELSON 12/07/2017 07:45 AM EST

Lawyers representing former Donald Trump campaign staffer Rick Gates filed a motion Thursday notifying the court that he has enlisted the help of two people willing to post their property as collateral to help guarantee his $5 million bond conditions.

Gatesís attorneys said they had presented Muellerís office with the two individuals willing to put up their property on Gatesís behalf and that those individuals had been interviewed by the special prosecutorís team. Gatesís lawyers did not identify the individuals and their filing noted that they had asked Muellerís team not to identify them either, in order to protect their privacy.

Gates, who served as the deputy to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is facing charges along with Manafort including money laundering and making false statements. The charges do not relate to the pairís work for the Trump campaign but instead to their lobbying work in Ukraine. Both men have pleaded not guilty.

In late November, Manafort reached a bail deal with prosecutors to pledge four properties worth about $11 million in exchange for freedom from house confinement.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/07/rick-gates-bail-package-motion-285266

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:28 AM

1. House confinement...

Must be soooo hard not to go out and be a traitor

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:49 AM

2. Those two people

better be as clean as the driven snow.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:51 AM

3. Russian oligarchs?

Wouldn't put it past the republicans who have betrayed America.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:56 AM

4. who in their right minds...

would put up millions in collateral for a traitor that has nothing left to lose? Maybe a billionaire?

The chances this guy will violate his bond are close to 100%. He will, at some point, panic and do something stupid. They can lose the bond in a lot of ways, not just if he doesn't show up for trial.

In fact, mannafort may have violated his bond conditions. luckily for him, that bond hadn't been finalized.

Either they are so rich it doesn't matter to them, or someone has to have made a deal with these people they couldn't refuse. And that is where the interesting story will be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 10:09 AM

5. better not be

Russian Rubles.

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