Feb 23, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Rick Gates writes letter to family ahead of plea hearing

Rick Gates

Richard Gates leaves a federal court house in December 2017. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Former Trump campaign aide, Rick Gates, shared a letter this morning with family and close friends, ahead of his plea hearing. The letter says that he plans to plead guilty following recent charges, brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, including lying to the FBI and conspiracy to defraud the Unites States, ABC News reports.

Excerpt from the letter: “The reality of how long this legal process will likely take, the cost, and the circus-like atmosphere of an anticipated trial are too much. I will better serve my family moving forward by exiting this process.”

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