A summary – not sure if this is going to be readable, but worth a try.
NEW: Here are all 32 new charges Mueller brought against MANAFORT and GATES pic.twitter.com/horISUm6f4
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 22, 2018
Pretty curious decision by Gates not to take a deal with this on the way and little ability to pay his lawyers. Good time to ask the WH whether there have been any discussions of pardons with him or Manafort. https://t.co/BywHcQ6mYV
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) February 22, 2018
And Gates fired his lawyer. Again.
NEW: Gates' new lawyer is Barry Pollack of Miller Chevalier (Kevin Downing's old firm) https://t.co/XYNDIMDVYU
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) February 22, 2018
So it looks like whatever plea deal was made with Gates is falling apart. Meanwhile, the judge rejected Manafort’s latest offer of bail.
And open thread!