Rick Gates (political consultant)

Prosecutors say Rick Gates is still cooperating, may testify in Roger Stone trial

Rick Gates
Rick Gates. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates is still cooperating with federal prosecutors as part of his plea deal, and he may testify in the upcoming trials of Roger Stone and former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig, according to a new joint status update.

The big picture: Gates, who pleaded guilty in February 2018 to conspiracy and lying to the FBI after being indicted alongside his mentor Paul Manafort, has had his sentencing delayed at least 5 times as he continues to cooperate in "several ongoing investigations." Special counsel Robert Mueller wrote in his report that he referred 14 cases for potential outside prosecution — only two of which are publicly known.

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.