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A former top Trump campaign aide has reportedly agreed to plead guilty, testify against Paul Manafort

  • Rick Gates' decision to plead guilty is a reversal for the former Trump deputy campaign manager, who initially pleaded not guilty in October after being indicted on charges similar to the ones Manafort is facing.
  • CNN reported last week that Gates was negotiating a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
  • By cooperating with Mueller, Gates can expect "a substantial reduction in his sentence," The Times reported, adding that a prison of term of 18 months is likely.
  • By pleading guilty, Gates joins two other Trump associates— former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos — in cooperating with Mueller.
  • Both Flynn and Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI.
  • Sunday's report could put pressure on Manafort to reverse his not-guilty plea.

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LA Times: Former Trump aide Gates to plead guilty, testify against Manafort

  • CNN first reported last week that Gates was finalizing a plea deal and that he had been in plea negotiations with special counsel Robert Mueller's team for a month.
  • Gates can expect "a substantial reduction in his sentence," to likely about 18 months in prison if he cooperates with the investigation, according to the LA Times report.
  • Aside from the legal maneuvering, the father of four has faced personal and financial pressure to bring his legal proceedings to a speedy resolution, a person familiar with the situation told CNN.
  • It would also increase the pressure to cooperate on Gates' co-defendant Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, who has pleaded not guilty to Mueller's indictment and is preparing for a trial on alleged financial crimes unrelated to the campaign.
  • Gates pleaded not guilty on October 30 alongside Manafort.

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The week in politics through 17 photos

  • The Senate failed to advance a bipartisan deal that would have paired a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children with $25 billion in border security and some other measures, leaving talks seemingly back at square one.
  • Vice President Mike Pence looks at an exhibit during his visit to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday.
  • A group of Republican senators introduced a version of President Trump's proposal that included granting a pathway to citizenship to the young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children and who were covered by DACA, as well as more than $25 billion for border security, hardline immigration enforcement and substantial cuts to legal immigration.

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Bill Gates: ‘A.I. can be our friend’

  • In response to the question, "What do you think will happen to human civilization with further development in AI technology?" Gates says the rise in artificial intelligence will mean society will be able to do more with less.
  • Still, according to Gates, with increased productivity in some areas, displaced workers could fill gaps that currently exist elsewhere in the labor market — like elder care, teaching and support for special needs children, says Gates.
  • It will also mean that we will all be able to work fewer hours, says the billionaire.
  • It will be hard for the labor market to move as quickly as AI develops, though, says Gates.
  • Gates' largely optimistic view of the potential for artificial intelligence is diametrically opposed to the warnings about AI from another tech billionaire: Elon Musk.

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Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates had a major trait in common — here's how to incorporate it into your workday

  • Musk like many others who make big progress can see the second and third order effects of seemingly small things.
  • In his book Principles, he shares that he has spent the last few years analyzing what makes some people more effective than others at getting large-scale results while leading big companies.
  • Most people that take over after revolutionary founders like Jobs or Gates generally don't do as well, and in order to avoid a similar fate for his own company, he wanted to better understand what differentiates these people.
  • In other words, while most people have a strength in one or the other, shapers are just as effective when it comes to the lower-level implementation stuff that has to do with seemingly trivial details as they are with outlining a realistic, but powerful, higher-level vision to guide them throughout the process.

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5 things to know today

  • President Trump addressed the nation, stressing the need to address mental health issues in America and urging children to seek help if they feel lost or alone.
  • But lots of people -- including children and desperate, grieving parents and even late-night stars -- want Washington to do something -- anything -- about guns (a word Trump didn't mention in his speech).
  • Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.
  • Gates has already spoken to Mueller's team about his case and has been in plea negotiations for about a month.
  • Gates' cooperation could be another building block for Mueller in a possible case against President Donald Trump or key members of his team.

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Rick Gates is set to finalize a plea deal with Mueller and become the third cooperating witness in the Russia probe

  • Gates and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were charged last October with 12 counts related to money laundering, tax fraud, conspiracy against the US, and failure to register as foreign agents.
  • Two years later, Gates took over the company's affairs in Eastern Europe, flying to London, Paris, and Moscow, where he met with potential business partners to develop deals and negotiate contracts, according to The New York Times.
  • Meanwhile, Manafort's murky business dealings and ties to Russian interests have long made him a focus of Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's presidential campaign colluded with Moscow before the 2016 election.
  • Manafort reportedly wrote an email to his associate, Russian-Ukrainian operative Konstantin Kilimnik, offering to give Deripaska "private briefings" about the campaign to "get whole." Former intelligence officials said the emails bore all the hallmarks of a quid pro quo operation.

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Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates close to plea deal with Mueller

  • Washington (CNN) - Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.
  • It would also increase the pressure to cooperate on Gates' co-defendant Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, who has pleaded not guilty to Mueller's indictment and is preparing for a trial on alleged financial crimes unrelated to the campaign.
  • It's still unclear what Gates, who outlasted Manafort in the campaign and later worked on the Trump inaugural efforts, could share that would be of value to the Russian collusion investigators, outside the Manafort case.
  • More charges are also being prepared against Manafort related to his work before he joined the Trump campaign, according to another source familiar with the case.
  • Green, who has known Mueller personally for years, is negotiating Gates' plea deal, according to people familiar with the case.

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