Mueller requests trial date for Manafort, Gates

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE has requested a trial date for former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortREAD: Hannity, Manafort messages released by judge Manafort, Hannity talk Trump, Mueller in previously undisclosed messages FBI, warned early and often that Manafort file might be fake, used it anyway MORE and his business associate Richard Gates.

In a court filing Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia reported by Reuters, Mueller's team of prosecutors requested a trial date of May 14.

Manafort and Gates were indicted in October on charges of money laundering and tax fraud. The charges stem from Mueller's ongoing probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Manafort and Gates have denied collusion, and have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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A 31-page indictment filed in October makes no mention of Manafort’s work for President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE’s campaign, which began in March 2016 and ended with Manafort's ouster that August over ties to pro-Russia officials in Ukraine.

Mueller's team alleges Manafort and Gates were paid tens of millions of dollars for their work for the Ukrainian officials that was then laundered “in order to hide Ukraine payments from United States authorities.”

In November, Mueller's team reached an $11 million bail deal with Manafort, and a separate $5 million bail deal for Gates. The two have been on house arrest since their indictment.

Two other former Trump associates have also been charged in the special counsel investigation and are still awaiting trial.

Former national security adviser Mike Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his contacts with foreign nationals in November, while former Trump campaign foreign policy aide George Papadopolous has also pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.