Tentative deal reached between Manafort and special counsel

Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort reportedly cuts tentative plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller

Earlier, ABC News, citing three unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions, said Manafort had tentatively agreed to a plea deal and it was expected to be announced at a court hearing on Friday in Washington.

In the D.C. case, Manafort is facing charges of money laundering, witness tampering, and failure to disclose foreign lobbying.

"Manafort and his most senior defense attorneys spent more than four hours Thursday in discussions with a team of special prosecutors who are involved in the ongoing investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation", the report says. The conference will begin at 11:30, pushing it back two hours.Jury selection in the Manafort case was set to start next week, with a trial beginning on September 24. His onetime business partner and protégé, Rick Gates, made such a deal and appeared as the government's star witness against Manafort in his Virginia trial last month.

Only Papadopoulos has been sentenced; a judge last Friday ordered him to spend 14 days in prison for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about his contacts with Russian government intermediaries.

Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, was convicted on eight out of 18 counts related to tax and bank fraud last month, and he was set to face a second trial in Washington, DC, beginning next week.

"There's no fear that Paul Manafort would cooperate against the president because there's nothing to cooperate about and we long ago evaluated him as an honorable man", he added.

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The defense has planned to show that the special counsel had targeted Manafort because he had headed Trump's presidential campaign.

Since Manafort's guilty verdict in August, speculation has mounted that Trump could pardon him. In ruling against Manafort's request for a change of venue, Jackson said she could reconsider if they are unable to qualify enough jurors to proceed to jury selection in the case, scheduled to begin September 17. "It doesn't involve me but it's a very sad thing".

"Once again an investigation has concluded with a plea having nothing to do with President Trump or the Trump campaign", Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Friday.

It was unclear whether that possibility has figured in Manafort's thinking.

One potential downside for the president is that if Manafort pleads guilty, Mueller can subpoena him to testify before a grand jury after he is sentenced.

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