Manafort and his former deputy Rick Gates were the first people charged in the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 us presidential election. Manafort was found guilty by a Virginia jury last month of multiple financial crimes.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who is now representing Mr Trump in the Russian Federation probe, said on Friday before the hearing that a guilty plea would not crush Manafort's chances of receiving an eventual presidential pardon.
In a statement to CNN after the news of Manafort's cooperation, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, "This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign".
Manafort, however, continues to hold a literal "Trump card", which he may elect to play only at the conclusion of court proceedings in his case.
He was among the participants, for instance, in a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians and Trump's oldest son and son-in-law that was arranged for the campaign to receive derogatory information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Manafort told the judge he wants to plead guilty. The prosecutors recommended a sentence of 17 to 21 years as part of the pleaagreement (pdf).
Still, Friday's move gives Mueller another successful conviction while allowing Manafort to avoid facing another costly public trial.
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Del Potro , whose own injury troubles have been well-documented, will therefore get a chance to repeat his 2009 triumph in NY . Six months off you are back.' I know what I have to do to be better as soon as possible.
As part of the deal, Manafort has agreed to forfeit four properties in NY and Virginia, as well as funds held in several bank and investment accounts and an insurance policy.
That was a reference to his former fixer Cohen, who struck a plea deal that saw him admit an illegal pay-off to porn star Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford.
Manafort, 69, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Washington on Friday to counts of conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice, becoming the most prominent former of Mr Trump's campaign officials to plead guilty in Mr Mueller's investigation. He will also forfeit assets. But, in the end, the Mueller investigation will likely come down to one central question: Did senior members of the Trump campaign, with the explicit knowledge of Trump himself, actively work with Russian government actors to help sway the election so that Trump would win?
In pleading guilty, Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, would admit he broke the law - a concession he refused to make throughout his Alexandria trial and since he was charged almost a year ago in Washington.
The charges replace a raft of separate accusations that Manafort had failed to register as a foreign agent, lied to the government, laundered money and committed fraud.
Manafort's decision could be a blow to Trump, who last month praised his former aide for not entering into an agreement with prosecutors, as the president's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen had. In an April court filing, Mueller's prosecutors defended their pursuit of Manafort, even though he wasn't charged with crimes related to Russian election interference. "And prosecutors would naturally follow the money trail from Manafort's Ukrainian consulting activities". The reason: "the President did nothing wrong and Paul Manafort will tell the truth".
The two men admitted they may have passed Mr Skripal's house by chance "but we don't know where it is located", Mr Petrov said. Britain identified the Russian suspects last week and released security-camera photos of them in Salisbury on March 3 and 4.
Trump said the federal government was "absolutely, totally prepared" for Florence . "I want to get them as far away as possible". The Category 4 storm is likely to produce "catastrophic" flooding in the eastern Carolinas, as well as destructive winds.
Across the Southeast, people were urged to put together emergency supply kits, prepare their homes and research evacuation routes. Meanwhile, the two other tropical storms in the Atlantic - Florence and Helen - are expected to become hurricanes today.
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the mid-Atlantic, the President boldly declares that the country is "ready for it". The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican.
Many people have been taking to social media to rip apart Carrey's celebratory artwork, as well as Nike's deal with Kaepernick. Two-time Academy Award victor James Woods publicly dropped stock in the company and encouraged others to do the same.
During his speech, Obama highlighted the seven Democratic candidates now running in the region and in highly contested counties. Obama's speech marked his return to the campaign trail in an effort to rally Democrats ahead of November's midterm elections.
If it does, it will then be up to the European Council, which is made up heads of governments, to decide on what action to take. Mr Szijjarto said Hungary was considering legal options to appeal against the result because of the way the vote was tallied.
In Holden Beach, North Carolina, in the storm's path, longtime residents were busy securing their homes and possessions. Ralph Northam applies to about 245,000 people, including parts of the Hampton Roads area and Eastern Shore.
Because of this, and to maintain a "more focused approach", Google will shutter Inbox by Gmail and focus entirely on Gmail. Gmail now has the same Smart Reply feature that is able to provide contextual suggestions based on the email received.
Federer lost in the fourth round in NY , while Nadal retired from his semifinal against del Potro because of a bad right knee. Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets Sunday to win the US Open and a historic 14th Grand Slam title.
Most other beachgoers were long done. "It's been really nice", Nicole Roland said. "You feel like you should have already left". Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely risky storm for rain and storm surge.
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Rovell tweeted Tuesday that the National Football League did not respond to a request for comment on Nike's decision. He has an ongoing greivance filed against the NFL's owners for colluding against signing him to a contract.
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The Steelers took over at their 17, but punted from their 28 after Larry Ogunjobi sacked Roethlisberger for a 10-yard loss. The fourth quarter touchdowns from the Browns came from a Carlos Hyde run and a Tyrod Taylor pass to Josh Gordon .