Gates May Testify in Roger Stone, Greg Craig Trials
By Darren Samuelsohn
May 13, 2019
Federal prosecutors signaled on Monday that they could call Rick Gates, the Trump campaign's former deputy chairman, to testify at two high-profile upcoming criminal trials that resulted from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Gates could get tapped as a witness in the Justice Department's cases against both former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig and longtime Trump associate Roger Stone, according to a joint status report that says Gates "continues to cooperate" with the government and isn't yet ready for his own sentencing.
Mueller secured a guilty plea from Gates in February 2018 on charges of financial fraud and lying to investigators. Last summer, Mueller's prosecutors used Gates as a star witness in the Paul Manafort trial, which secured a conviction and ultimately a sentence of nearly 7½ years against the former Trump campaign chairman.
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