COURTROOM DRAMA=> Manafort Lawyers Accuse Rick Gates of FOUR Extra-Marital Affairs, Lying to Special Counsel

The courtroom drama spilled into Wednesday as Manafort’s lawyers continued to blast Rick Gates in a withering cross-examination.

Manafort’s lawyers accused Rick Gates of having four extra-marital affairs and suggested he lied to Mueller’s prosecutors about it, which could put his plea deal in jeopardy.

According to reporters present, there was an audible gasp in the courtroom after Rick Gates was accused of having four extra-marital affairs.

Gates testified Tuesday he told his wife about his extra-marital affair.


Via New York Times reporter, Kenneth Vogel, who was in the courtroom (overflow room) Wednesday morning:

DRAMA: MANAFORT’s attys accuse GATES of having FOUR extra-marital affairs, & suggest that he lied to MUELLER’s team about them, which they contend could jeopardize Gates’s plea agreement.
Prosecutors objected to questioning, & after sidebar with Judge, Manafort’s attys back down.

UPDATE: Just asked MANAFORT’s atty KEVIN DOWNING whether he was accusing RICK GATES of lying about the # of affairs he had to: (1) MUELLER’s team or (2) on the witness stand.
He paused to ponder, & said he’d get back to me because “I don’t want to get cross-wise with the judge.”

On Tuesday, the Special Counsel’s ‘star witness’ Rick Gates fell apart during the cross-examination and perjured himself which is very damning for the prosecution.

Paul Manafort’s legal team painted Rick Gates, a former business associate to Manafort as a liar who embezzled millions of dollars to fund his secret life with his mistress in a blistering cross-examination Tuesday.

This story is developing…Wednesday’s court transcripts with commentary to follow.

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