WASHINGTON | The Latest: Lawyer says Manafort cut deal to protect family

14Sep - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON— The Latest on Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local):
12:45 p.m.

Paul Manafort’s lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors “to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life.”

Kevin Downing says Manafort, of Alexandria, Virginia, has “accepted responsibility.”

Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia probe and pleaded guilty to two federal crimes as part of Friday’s plea deal.

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