Want to get this daily news briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up. 


JUDGED - Richard Gates, the former Paul Manafort associate and Mueller cooperator, is set to be sentenced today in D.C. federal trial court. Gates, represented by Sidley Austin’s Thomas Green, agreed to cooperate with prosecutors after admitting to a raft of offenses, including financial fraud and lying to investigators. Prosecutors are not opposing a sentence of probation, although Judge Amy Berman Jackson will have the final call on Gates’ punishment.