Was Paul Manafort trying to cash in on the Trump campaign months after he left? Manafort’s former employee Rick Gates testified that his old boss was trying to pull favors to get one of his creditors a top defense job in the administration. The defense tried to suggest that Gates himself was scamming the Trump inaugural committee. So who’s telling the truth?
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The T-word: Prosecutors have signaled that the Manafort trial would be focused primarily on his alleged financial crimes and not his work for then-candidate Donald Trump. But the Trump campaign surfaced at least twice during Gates’ testimony.