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Rick Gates, formerly Trump Campaign The assistant and chief co-author of the investigation of a Russian special lawyer is not ready to be convicted, as he continues to assist in "several ongoing investigations," the prosecutor said in a lawsuit on Friday. investigation of the interference of Russian voters and possible agreement with the Trump campaign. But he also helps the federal authorities in New York who are looking for the Trump Inaugural Committee, as well as the work of foreign lobbyists from well-known insiders in Washington.
The joint presentation of Müller's office and Gates's lawyers takes place against the background of Russia's investigation. . But it is unclear if the delay in the week is indicative of the fact that Muller may submit his or her confidential report in the near future or if it is related to the state of other investigations.
The filing is asking for another 60 days to upgrade the US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on whether Gates
Gates has pleaded last year to blame for conspiracies and false allegations related to Ukrainian lobbying and political the consultations that he conducted with former chairman of the campaign, Trump Paul Manaforth, who was sentenced to more than seven years in prison. 1
But Muller's Attorney Andrew Wiesmann, who headed Manawort's case, told a federal judge earlier this year that Gates's meeting with Manafort in August 2016 went to the heart of Russia's investigation. The meeting at the Grand Havana Room Cigar Club in New York was held with Constantine Kilimnik, a longtime employee of Manafort, who, according to the FBI, has ties with Russian intelligence.
The prosecutors did not find out what caused their interest in the meeting, although the court documents indicate that it provided for discussion of a possible Russian-Ukrainian peace plan