But given Manafort's pre-existing financial connections to Russia, his agreement to help prosecutors with further investigations will most certainly feed speculation and theories that there's more to these relationships than we're now publicly aware of, beyond what we've been told about Russian lobbyists offering stolen emails and data from Hillary Clinton's campaign to Trump's team.
He was facing a second trial Monday on charges related to Ukrainian political consulting work, including failing to register as a foreign agent.
"I had hoped and expected my business colleague would have had the strength to continue the battle to prove our innocence", Manafort said after the Gates plea deal earlier this year.
Nintendo unveils classic NES controllers for Switch
Not all games will support this feature, but it's a relief to see Nintendo add a feature that should have been ready at launch. The app allows players to voice chat with friends while playing certain games, with the example shown as Mario Tennis Aces .
The deal allows Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington.
Schiff noted that Mueller would want to know what Manafort can tell him about the "background to the Trump Tower meeting, what took place at the Trump Tower meeting, and what took place after the Trump Tower meeting".
One of the potential witnesses against Manafort was Sam Patten, who pleaded guilty on August 31 to failing to register as a Ukrainian agent.
The plea agreement says Manafort agrees to cooperate in any and all matters as to which the government deems the cooperation relevant. He also has entered his guilty plea before the runup to the mid-term elections, avoiding the damaging anti-Trump headlines that could have emerged from a new trial in Washington. While President Donald Trump is not mentioned in Friday's filing, nor is Manafort's role in his campaign, the news of the cooperation comes as the President continued to lambast the Mueller investigation on Twitter this week. The plea deal also applies to 10 additional counts on which that jury could not reach a consensus.
With today's agreement, Manafort pleaded guilty to two counts: conspiracy against the United States including money laundering, tax fraud, operating as a foreign agent in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and lying to federal investigators; and witness tampering during his pre-trial release period.
Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast
A police vehicle patrols the beach ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S. The storm is expected to be just offshore by Friday and is now a Category 3 storm with 125mph top sustained winds.
Under the terms of the plea deal, prosecutors dropped the bulk of the charges against Manafort, filing new paperwork that includes just two counts that resemble in many ways the original allegations made in an indictment a year ago. But, in the end, the Mueller investigation will likely come down to one central question: Did senior members of the Trump campaign, with the explicit knowledge of Trump himself, actively work with Russian government actors to help sway the election so that Trump would win? Trump has not said whether he would pardon Manafort, but the president has not publicly ruled it out.
Reutersreported that Manafort, 69, has agreed with Mueller to admit charges of conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice by witness tampering.
A White House spokeswoman quickly sought to distance Trump from the plea deal, saying Manafort's admission of guilt was "totally unrelated" to Trump.
Before Manafort's appearance, there was some discussion that he would plead guilty without cooperating and perhaps later receive a presidential pardon. Yet, Jackson said the request appeared to relate more to concerns about the political affiliation of Washington residents, rather than a unique amount of pretrial publicity.
Prosecutors "applied tremendous pressure on him and. he refused to "break" - make up stories in order to get a 'deal, ' " the president tweeted last month.
Leaked photos show budget iPhone looks just like old iPhone
The new iPhones will still use Lightning, and what's odd about that is that Apple will continue to ship them with a 5W charger. New MacBook: The company is preparing a new lower-cost laptop with a 13-inch Retina display to succeed the MacBook Air.
AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rossi said the ground in North and SC and Virginia is already saturated from recent rains. Usually storms come to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic from the south - and those usually curve safely out to sea.
Many newcomers have moved to the coast in the almost 19 years since the last strong hurricane - Floyd - threatened the area. Florence was upgraded twice Monday to a Category 4. "Right now it's 625 miles South of Bermuda, with 105 mph winds".
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Papadopolous' attorney argued in court Friday that Trump "hindered that investigation more " than Papadopoulos did. Moss, who also sentenced Papadopoulos to 200 hours of community service and 12 months of supervised release.
Roger Federer of Switzerland has 20 Grand Slam titles and Spain's Rafael Nadal has 17 singles' Grand Slam trophies to his name. The win for Djokovic gave him 14 Grand Slams to move into a tie for third on the all-time list alongside Pete Sampras .
My conscience is clear and (I) put nearly Rs 15,000 crore worth of assets on the table of the Karnataka High Court", he said. Clearly, Mallya was a flight risk and this decision had put Rs 9,400 crore of mostly public money at risk.
Gareth Southgate believes that England can field an attack of Marcus Rashford , Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling. They have a hard job to do and they have big squads in the top six, with huge competition for places.
In one Twitter post, Trump accused " Democrats " of fabricating the revised death toll "to make me look as bad as possible". He was reacting to President Donald Trump's tweets that dispute the projected death toll from Hurricane Maria past year .
A former professional umpire has opened up about why officials are so furious after Serena Williams' US Open blow-up. For me to say " thief " and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark".
While this performance was much better than predicted in pre-election polls, it is the party's poorest result since 1908. All the smaller parties, except the Greens, improved on their 2014 results at the expense of the two larger parties.
Hungarian PM faces crucial debate at European Parliament
Weber", said Maria Joao Rodrigues, a leading Portuguese member of the Socialists and Democrats group, which supports the motion. The vote, however, has little chance of ending up with the ultimate penalty of Hungary being suspended from voting in the EU.
Pogba has always been a show off, says Doucoure
Speaking to The Times , Neville has revealed what he'd say to the midfielder in the dressing room if he was still a United player. And he cast doubt on his future just last week when he claimed that there's a possibility of him leaving the club in January.
Stop Saying that Serena Williams is a 'Victim'
Ramos is " sure of his performance " in Saturday's final but did not elaborate more , according to Tribuna Expresso . Naomi Osaka dropped by " The Ellen DeGeneres Show " on Wednesday, opening up about everything from her historic U.S.
Apple’s budget-friendly iPhone Xr will start at $749
The diminutive iPhone SE, with its 4-inch screen, is dropping from the iPhone stable, as is the 4.7-inch-screen iPhone 6s. It's faster, with a new 7nm A12 Bionic processor , has up to 512GB in storage and has dual-SIM support.
BMW Championship final round delayed till Monday
Both players faltered down the stretch but Keegan tapped in for par when Rose missed his 4-foot par put today at 2:39pm EST. Spieth now faces potential sanctions from the PGA Tour for failing to play 25 events in the 2017-18 season.