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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 ManafortLobbyist Tony Podesta returns to work for Huawei Former bank CEO convicted of bribery in scheme to land Trump admin job Trial begins for Chicago banker who exchanged loans with Manafort for Trump job 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.