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Rick Gates sentencing delayed while he helps Mueller probe

Rick Gates. Photo: The Washington Post /Getty Images

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates will extend his cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe in "several ongoing investigations," prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday, per AP.

Details: As speculation grows that Mueller's case is coming to a close, Gates' sentencing has been delayed by 60 days while he continues to assist federal authorities in New York who are digging into Trump's inaugural committee and foreign lobbying efforts out of Washington. Last year, Gates pleaded guilty to conspiracy and false statement charges.

Memo: Firm owned by inauguration chair planned profit off ties to Trump

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Tom Barrack (L) greets President Trump at his 2017 inauguration. Photo: Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

A month after President Trump was sworn into office, the investment firm owned by the chair of his inaugural committee developed a plan to profit off its ties to members of the Trump administration and foreign officials "while avoiding any appearance of lobbying," according to a confidential memo obtained by ProPublica and WNYC.

The big picture: On Monday, federal prosecutors in New York ordered Trump’s inaugural committee to turn over documents relating to its donors, finances and event attendees.

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