Mueller asks for delay in Gates sentencing: filing

Mueller asks for delay in Gates sentencing: filing
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Former Trump campaign adviser Richard Gates is still cooperating with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's investigation into possible collusion between the president's 2016 campaign and Russia, according to a Wednesday court filing that asks for Gates's sentencing to be delayed.

Gates in February pleaded guilty to two charges, conspiracy against the United States and making false statements to FBI agents as part of a deal with Mueller, and then was key witness in the criminal case against his former boss, ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortProsecutors drop effort to seize three Manafort properties after Trump pardon FBI offers 0K reward for Russian figure Kilimnik New York court rules Manafort can't be prosecuted by Manhattan DA MORE.

Manafort was convicted of on eight counts of bank and tax fraud in August and then struck a plea deal with Mueller last month to avert a second federal trial in D.C.

The joint filing by Mueller's office and Gates's lawyer suggests that Gates is aiding in the investigation on issues beyond just Manafort, according to Reuters.

It was not clear based on the filing which probes Gates is helping with.

Prosecutors and Gates’ lawyer also said in the filing that he was not ready for sentencing and asked a status-report to be postponed until mid-January.