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Paul Manafort pleads guilty and agrees to cooperate with special counsel's probe

Paul Manafort pleads guilty and agrees to cooperate with special counsel's probe

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy charges and agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, prosecutors said Friday, marking a stunning about-face for the former Trump deputy.

The plea deal, unveiled in federal court in Washington, will allow Manafort, 69, to avoid a second trial on charges stemming from his lucrative work for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine before he joined the Trump campaign and his subsequent attempts to tamper with witnesses in the case.

As part of his plea deal, Manafort agreed to cooperate with...

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