Ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort vows to fight 'untrue' charges as Gates cuts plea deal
- Gates expected to plead guilty as soon as Friday, report says
- Plea could step up pressure on ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort
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Rick Gates, a former adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, is expected to plead guilty as soon as Friday in a federal investigation into Russia’s role in the election, the New York Times reported – a sign that he will likely cooperate.