Manafort trial – live updates: Rick Gates claims political consultant Konstantin Kilmnik controlled hidden overseas accounts

Manafort trial - live updates: Rick Gates claims political consultant Konstantin Kilmnik controlled hidden overseas accountsThe most critical moment in the financial fraud trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will arrive this week with the testimony of his “right-hand man” — the person the defenceis seeking to blame for any crimes. Rick Gates, who also served in a senior role in President Trump’s campaign, has been a key cooperator for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of their investigation into Russia election meddling and any possible collusion with Mr Trump’s campaign team. The trial, set to resume on Monday afternoon in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, is the first of Mr Mueller’s prosecutions to reach a jury.



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