Former Trump Adviser Pleads Guilty in the Mueller Inquiry

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The 2016 election was a controversial one, and the suspicions soon led to legal consequences. The investigation is still ongoing, and it appears that there are some interesting news already. Recently, Rick Gates, a former adviser for Donald Trump, decided to plead guilty and help the investigation.

When he was first indicted he pleaded not guilty, but now Mr. Gates changes hid plea. This is an important step, as two other guilty pleas were secured from two of Trump’s advisers. Gates explained his decision in  a letter:

“Despite my initial desire to vigorously defend myself, I have had a change of heart. The reality of how long this legal process will likely take, the cost, and the circuslike atmosphere of an anticipated trial are too much. I will better serve my family moving forward by exiting this process.”

Agreeing to cooperate

Not only that Gates plead guilty, but he is now also willing to help the investigation. Gates was directly involved in the campaign, and he might have some valuable information. Gates also worked in the transition team after the inauguration, and it was present in many other groups.

Manafort maintains he is innocent

The investigation also takes a look at Paul Manafort, the former Trump chairman. But him and Gates had numerous new chargers of money laundering and fraud, but Manafort maintains his innocence. “Notwithstanding that Rick Gates pleaded today, I continue to maintain my innocence. I had hoped and expected my business colleague would have had the strength to continue the battle to prove our innocence. For reasons yet to surface he chose to do otherwise. This does not alter my commitment to defend myself against the untrue piled up charges contained in the indictments against me,” he declared in a statement.

Erin VanDyke lives on her family farm and has more than 35 years of hands-on experience with the use of livestock guard dogs for predator control. On their farm, Jan and her family use corgis as herding dogs and have raised Shetland sheep, Fainting goats, Morgan and Trakehner horses, and historic breeds of chickens and turkeys. Erin is also an active beekeeper.


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