Paul Manafort trial live updates: Gates admits affair, says he used Manafort's money for trysts
Downing responded,” Was it for your secret life?”
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 2. (Win McNamee/Bloomberg)
Downing then presented Gates with some sort of document showing money transfers from 2010 to 2014, some of them large dollar amounts out of Cypriot accounts. Gates acknowledged the list included “unauthorized transfers.” But as Downing pressed him on which transfers were unauthorized, and how much money he obtained inappropriately, Gates repeatedly said he could not say.
Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates, left and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Kevin Downing, attorney for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, arrives for the second day of Manafort’s trial. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
This courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates, right, answering questions by prosecutor Greg Andres as he testifies in the trial of Paul Manafort, who is shown seated second from left. (Dana Verkouteren/AP)
A jogger makes her way past a building in Alexandria, Va., that contains a unit listed to Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Prosecutors showed jurors a familiar 2015 email in which one of Manafort’s accountants told Gates that to reduce a tax bill Manafort was facing, they would have to claim that Manafort had an outstanding loan. Gates told jurors that he had been “tasked” by Manafort with initiating the exchange because Manafort was upset about the taxes he would have to pay.
Rick Gates, center, arrives at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., in January. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
An ostrich jacket included in the government’s exhibits admitted into evidence at the trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. (Reuters)
Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in June. (Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images)
Ukraine’s ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych, gestures as he speaks at a news conference in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in November 2016. (AP)
Judge T.S. Ellis III at a naturalization ceremony for immigrants who are becoming U.S. citizens. (Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post)
Rick Gates at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. in November. (Shawn Thew/Shutterstock)