All the FAKE NEWS!!1! is reporting that Rick Gates will plead guilty within days to fraud-related charges in a deal with Robert Mueller.
“A former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days — and has made clear to prosecutors that he would testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign. The change of heart by Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Richard Gates, who had pleaded not guilty after being indicted in October on charges similar to Manafort’s, was described in interviews by people familiar with the case. ‘Rick Gates is going to change his plea to guilty,’ said a person with direct knowledge of the new developments, adding that the revised plea will be presented in federal court in Washington ‘within the next few days.’”
As we noted previously (Claim Chowder Alert), his legal defense team resigned en masse a few weeks ago and that was a sign that this was coming. Anyway, if Gates turns on Manafort, then it might be a classic roll-up technique, in which case Manafort might turn on someone higher up the food chain.
500 Quatloos says that someone would be Fratsputin, whom we should note has a purty mouth and an empty dance card should this happen. You can expect roll-ups to continue.