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- The special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly didn’t need former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates’ cooperation against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
- Instead, Mueller wants to know what Gates knew about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia during the 2016 US election.
- Gates was a key player during pivotal moments in the campaign, and his vastly reduced plea deal indicates he has information of significant value for Mueller.
Thursday yielded another clue about how the special counsel Robert Mueller is now going after bigger targets in the Russia investigation.
CNN reported Thursday evening that Mueller’s team told Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, that it wasn’t interested in gaining his cooperation against former chairman Paul Manafort, who is Gates’ longtime business associate.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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