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WASHINGTON | Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON— Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. The deal gives special counsel Robert Mueller a key cooperator who led the Trump election effort for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel