“Were you involved in any criminal activity with Mr. Manafort?” a prosecutor on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team asked Gates, the key witness in the charges brought against Manafort.
“Yes,” Gates answered.
“Did you commit any crimes with Mr. Manafort?” the prosecutor asked.
“Yes,” Gates answered again.
… Gates admitted to conspiracy against the United States in connection with avoiding taxes as well as a charge of lying to the special counsel’s office and the FBI.