USA: 'Tough day' as Trump's fmr campaign chief Manafort pleads guilty

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort pleaded guilty, following a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller in probe over presidential campaign links to Russia, at court in Washington DC on Friday. He will now cooperate with Mueller's ongoing investigation. «It's a tough day for Mr. Manafort but he has accepted responsibility,» Kevin Downing, the lawyer representing Manafort said to the... Еще press. He pointed out that the charges relate to «conduct that dates back many years» and urged people to «remember that.» According to the judge, Manafort faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to two criminal charges. After the hearing Manafort will return to a prison in Alexandria, Virginia, where he has been held since June. In August, Manafort was charged with 18 counts of tax evasion, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and failing to report foreign bank accounts.

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