Paul Manafort – the former campaign chair for President Donald Trump – reached a ‘tentative’ agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to charges that were set to be taken to trial this month – according to a new report from ABC News.
The report said it is not yet clear whether the plea deal will include cooperation with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s team – which brought the charges that relate to Manafort’s work as an agent for foreign governments.
Manafort has already been found guilty on eight charges of bank and tax fraud in a separate trial.
ABC News reports:
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.