Gates Pleads Guilty. The Heat is On Trump!

Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation

Notwithstanding that Rick Gates pled today, “I continue to maintain my innocence,” Manafort said in a statement. “I had hoped and expected my business colleague would have had the strength to continue the battle to prove our innocence. For reasons yet to surface he chose to do otherwise.”

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Both Gates and Manafort were in business together and worked on the Trump campaign.

A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment against Gates and Manafort on tax evasion and bank fraud charges.

Gates, who served as Trump’s deputy campaign chairman for a time in 2016, became the third person in Donald Trump’s orbit to cop a plea as a result of the Mueller investigation — joining former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos as cooperating witnesses.
Mueller’s willingness to cut a plea deal with Gates — coming less than 24 hours after the special counsel’s office charged Gates and one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort with a bevy of money laundering and bank fraud violations — suggests that Mueller believes that Gates has information critical to his broader investigation into Russian meddling and any possible collusion between the foreign power and the Trump campaign.

Gates wrote to family and friends “despite my initial desire to vigorously defend myself, I have had a change of heart.” “The reality of how long this legal process will likely take, the cost, and the circus-like atmosphere of an anticipated trial are too much. I will better serve my family moving forward by exiting this process.”

Gates, who has a young family, has endured immense pressure ,  facing charges that carried the potential for more than a decade in jail, and risking the remainder of his savings. The deal hammered out between Mueller’s team and Gates’ legal team has the potential to spare him jail time.

This was a “gut-wrenching decision” for the 45-year-old former campaign official, a source familiar with his thinking told ABC News. Gates also faced a significant financial burden, the source added.

Manafort is 68 years old.  He doesn’t have young children, but could spend the rest of his life in Jail.

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The big question is: What does Mueller believe Gates knows — and about whom?
1. Gates knows about all of Manafort’s activities.
2. Gates can help flip Manafort
3. Gates has information on other people in Trumpworld
The heat is on for Manafort, and…inevitably, Donald Trump!
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6 thoughts on “Gates Pleads Guilty. The Heat is On Trump!

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  1. These Mueller investigators are like termites chewing away at the foundation of the white House. They are working on multiple fronts, following the money, election meddling, and treason. Next in line should be Kushner. His Mark of the Beast investment, 666 Fifth Avenue, is part of a tangled financial web and headed into default. It would have been a great site for laundering money, until the investigations started.
    As we get closer to the “stable genius” the intelligence of the suspects gets weaker. Kushner was a bland, mediocre student not qualified for Harvard. His father Charlie bought his degrees with multi million dollar donations. These people got wrapped up in being celebrities, and that exposed the other activities they were trying to hide.


  2. Loved Glenn Fry.

    Well – here we are at the end of another insane week and the beginning of another.

    Trump’s speech at CPAC was frightening. Defend, attack and lie. He is a totally unhinged and insane person.

    I am really impressed with the teens from Parkland. They are amazing and inspiring. Don;t all “uprisings/changes” start in the most unpredictable situations? As one of the teens pointed out in a recent interview to the naysayers – “We will outlive you.” Surprising comment and yet so true. Good for him.


  3. Turn the heat up to broil fry and toasted please. America is under attack by the KGB. Time is up with discussion. Round up the enemy and convict them. Take out the owners of this crime. There is no place in this world for DICTATORS. They must be removed and destroyed today.


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