Rick Gates, a former adviser to President Trump's 2016 campaign, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and lying, charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Sentencing guidelines put Gates in the range of a prison term of 57 to 71 months, Reuters reports, although that could shorten based on his cooperation in the investigation. Mueller's office on Thursday filed 32 additional charges against Gates and Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, after the pair was indicted on 12 counts of financial crimes last October. Gates' guilty plea led to Mueller's team releasing a superseding indictment for Manafort on Friday that detailed additional charges against him, including that he "secretly [paid] European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine," The Associated Press reports.
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