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Paul Manafort Has Reportedly Agreed ‘Tentatively’ to Deal with Mueller’s Office

A tentative deal has been reached between Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and special counsel Robert Mueller according to a new ABC News report.

ABC News reports on Thursday evening on what is known about the potential deal:

The deal is expected to be announced in court Friday, but it remains unclear whether Manafort has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors or is simply conceding to a guilty plea, which would allow him to avoid the stress and expense of trial, according to three sources with knowledge of the discussions.

Manafort and his most senior defense attorneys spent more than four hours Thursday in discussions with a team of special prosecutors who are involved in the ongoing investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

News of the agreement comes the same month as Manafort’s second trial is set to begin.

ABC reached out to a spokesperson for Manafort and a representative for the special counsel’s office.

Both declined to comment for the ABC report.

This is a developing story

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