Former Trump campaign chief Manafort pleads guilty

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States, one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Former Trump campaign chief Manafort pleads guilty

Former Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to resolve charges filed by special counsel Robert Mueller, but it is not clear if he will cooperate with prosecutors against President Donald Trump, court documents filed Friday indicate.

The charges in Friday’s filing were contained in a criminal information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant’s consent and typically signals a deal has been reached.

The charges include conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Manafort is expected to appear in court later Friday morning.

It’s unclear whether any agreement with prosecutors would require him to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Manafort was facing a second trial set to begin on Monday in Washington on charges related to Ukrainian political consulting work.

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