Richard W. Gates III (born April 27, 1972) is an American former political consultant and lobbyist who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and making false statements.
Rick Gates' fate has long been tied to the fortunes of Paul Manafort.
Rick Gates, a top ally of Donald Trump, has been charged in Robert Mueller's investigation into possible campaign collusion with Russia in the 2016 election.
President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate of Manafort's were told to surrender to authorities on Monday.
Paul Manafort indictment gets headlines, but Rick Gates is real threat to President Trump. Mueller's team will likely try to turn Gates on his former associate.
Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.
Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and business associate of Paul Manafort, entered the plea in federal court in Washington.
Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates is about to reach a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III
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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate Rick Gates were indicted on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S., special counsel Robert Mueller's office announced Monday.