Mueller requests trial date for Manafort, Gates

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE has requested a trial date for former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortOur Constitution is under attack by Attorney General William Barr Bannon trial date set in alleged border wall scam Conspicuous by their absence from the Republican Convention 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 TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests 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.