Prosecutors intend to call Gates to testify in Manafort trial

Prosecutors intend to call Gates to testify in Manafort trial
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Prosecutors in the trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Richard Gates's probation request Former FBI general counsel wants apology from Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE said in court Thursday they have "every intention" of calling Richard Gates to testify against his former boss, according to multiple news outlets.
 
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye said yesterday in court that Gates may or may not testify at the trial, a revelation that surprised members of the media, as well as Judge T.S. Ellis.
 
Gates, a former Trump campaign adviser and Manafort associate, pled guilty in February as part of a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. He is considered to be the star witness for the prosecution. Manafort has been charged with 18 counts of bank and tax fraud. 
 
CNN reported that Gates is expected to take the stand as early as Friday or Monday.