Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort has reached a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday ahead of his second trial, according to CNBC. Manafort, who was set to begin jury selection for a second federal criminal trial next Monday, was charged in a superseding criminal information in US District Court in Washington, D.C.
-CNBC The deal comes after a 76-page “Superseding Criminal Information” document was filed against Manafort, charging him with money laundering and obstruction.
It was not clear Friday morning whether any deal would involve cooperation in any potential case against the president.
pic.twitter.com/7Wrprl5zQQ – Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) September 14, 2018 As a reminder, Trump's former right hand mand and 69-year-old GOP operative was charged in Washington, D.C., with several counts of fraud and failing to register as a foreign agent by the special counsel.
A second case was opened in Virginia earlier this year on related charges that ended with a jury finding Manafort guilty on eight counts out of an 18-count indictment, which threatens Manafort with a maximum of 80 years behind the bars, although under sentencing guidelines the term is likely to be closer to seven years.