The indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and his longtime employee and business partner, Rick Gates, has garnered international attention, as has the other bombshell revealed the same day—the guilty plea and “active” cooperation with law enforcement by former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos. Mostly lost among the headlines regarding the first charges to be brought by Robert Mueller and the Special Counsel’s Office investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election was the simultaneous release of a court opinion compelling one of Manafort’s own lawyers to testify in the grand jury. A review of the decision and the indictment indicates that the lawyer is likely to be a key witness against Manafort and Gates at trial.
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