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Former deputy Trump campaign chairman Rick Gates struck a somber tone in the summer of 2018 when he testified against his former boss and mentor, Paul Manafort, and admitted to a judge, jury, and packed courtroom that he committed crimes at Manafort’s direction.
He pleaded guilty earlier that year to two felony counts of making false statements to the FBI and conspiracy against the US. Gates then became the special counsel Robert Mueller’s star witness in the Russia investigation, giving prosecutors detailed descriptions of how he and Manafort violated federal tax laws, concealed foreign bank accounts, and embezzled money while working as political consultants.
“I greatly regret the mistakes I have made, and I have worked hard to honor my commitment to make amends,” Gates told the judge overseeing his sentencing hearing in December. “I accept complete responsibility for my actions.”
But Gates struck a different chord in his upcoming book,…