Gates sentencing set for next month

Gates sentencing set for next month
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President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE’s former deputy campaign chairman Rick GatesRick GatesStone faces sentencing amid political firestorm DC attorney general sues inaugural committee over funds spent on Trump property Treasury adviser pleads guilty to making unauthorized disclosures in case involving Manafort MORE will be sentenced in his criminal case on Dec. 17, according to a court filing published Friday.

Gates, who provided valuable testimony to former 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 in his case against former Trump advisers Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortJuan Williams: Will the GOP ever curb Trump? Nadler seeks interviews with DOJ prosecutors that left Stone case Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE and Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHouse Judiciary Committee postpones hearing with Barr amid coronavirus outbreak Trump 'strongly considering' full pardon for Flynn We're talking past one another: A lesson Democrats must understand MORE, pleaded guilty last year to charges including conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators.

Part of Gates’s plea involved his cooperation with Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and a maximum prison term of nearly six years.

Gates’s testimony was crucial in the case against Manafort, which led to a conviction on tax and bank fraud charges and a 7.5-year prison sentence. He was also called as a witness against Stone, who was convicted Friday of lying to the U.S. Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

Gates, a former political consultant and lobbyist, is one of multiple Trump associates to have been ensnared in Mueller’s investigation, which concluded in March. Besides working as a campaign adviser, Gates also served on Trump’s presidential inaugural committee.