Trump’s Convicted Campaign Chief Paul Manafort Reaches “Tentative” D.C. Plea Deal, It’s Uncertain If He Has Agreed To Cooperate

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that will head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations tell ABC News.

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The deal is expected to be announced in court Friday, but it remains unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors or is simply conceding to a guilty plea, which would allow him to avoid the stress and expense of trial, according to three sources with knowledge of the discussions.
Manafort and his most senior defense attorneys spent more than four hours Thursday in discussions with a team of special prosecutors who are involved in the ongoing investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Word of the agreement comes as Manafort’s second trial was slated to begin later this month in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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