Star witness details ex-Trump aide ‘crimes’
The ex-deputy of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has told a court he committed crimes with his former boss and stole from him.
Rick Gates, star prosecution witness in the fraud trial, said the defendant, Mr Manafort, directed most of the crimes.
Both were indicted last October for hiding millions of dollars they made lobbying for Ukrainian politicians.
This is the first criminal trial to come from the Department of Justice-led inquiry into alleged Russian meddling.
President Donald Trump calls the investigation a political “witch hunt”, and has argued Mr Manafort is being treated worse than Al Capone.