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Rick Gates admits to extramarital affair
The Star witness in the Federal case against ex-trump-campaign consultant Paul Manafort faces cross-examination; Peter Doocy reports from Alexandria, Virginia.
Rick Gates, the star witness in the Federal case against ex-trump-campaign consultant Paul Manafort, on Tuesday admitted to an extramarital relationship, the accused in London while working for Manafort, such as the defence, him of leading a “secret” and “second” life.
For the last two days in court, Gates testified that he and Manafort required bank and tax fraud.
But during the cross-examination on Tuesday, the defense painted gates as living a “secret life” in London and accused him of the embezzlement of money from Manafort foreign accounts in the middle of the study, to indulge in an extramarital affair in the United Kingdom.
“I recognized that there was a time where I had a different relationship,” said Gates, who is married.
Gates’ testimony also addressed an aspect of the trump campaign. He described the E-Mails he received from Manafort about the opportunities that an economic consultant could be the Secretary for the post of the army. Gates said the E-Mails asked, for the inauguration tichets for the consultant and his son.
In an aggressive cross-examination on Tuesday, Manafort lead attorney, Kevin Downing, said Gates: “you stole from Mr. Manafort.”
Accused of Downing the gates are on expense accounts, trips to London and in the whole of Europe.
MANAFORT IS STARING DAGGERS AT RICK GATES, PARTNER-TURNED-WITNESS DETAILS TO THE BOOK-COOKING
Gates acknowledged during testimony on Monday, the embezzlement of money from Manafort. But on Tuesday the best he’s rode that money to Finance his extra-marital relationship, they say, he used the “bonus money”, and “family money.”
The survey is part of the Manafort defense strategy to present the goals of the jury as someone who is, and can not be trusted.
Downing summed up his survey through the questions Gates: “After all of the lies and the fraud you have committed, you expect this jury to believe you?”
“I’m here to tell you the truth and to take responsibility for my actions. Mr. Manafort had said the same way,” Gates. “I’m here. I have taken responsibility, and I’m trying to change that.”
Under cross-examination, he gave to pay off the full amount of his American-Express-balance with Manafort money, including the personal expenses, without his business knowledge partner.
Rick Gates takes the stand in Manafort test version
While Gates’ statement on Tuesday, Manafort she stared cold at the gates as the business partner-a witness testified against him. Manafort was seen on Tuesday, with his arms crossed, staring daggers as his former Deputy, testified as part of a plea deal. Manafort broke to check his view only the government of the exhibits on a small monitor in front of him.
Gates, who left the courtroom on Monday without so much as eye contact with his ex-partner, only looking at the Prosecutor’s office during the Tuesday in question.
Manafort is a tax-and bank-accused of fraud with millions, the result of the political work in the Ukraine. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
After questioning, Gates said, when Manafort has advice for Ukrainian politicians, he would send the money he made on the accounts in Cyprus. If you said Wi-Fi, the money from Cyprus, in the United States, Gates, Manafort list it would be to reduce to as the “loan” is taxable income.
According to Gates, Manafort also be taxable income reduced by the wiring of money directly from the Bank accounts in Cyprus to expensive providers in the United States for construction projects and fancy clothes.
Gates also testified, Manafort, 2014, expressed frustration to him about the amount of the taxes.
“Not happy. I just saw this. WTF,” Manafort wrote in an E-Mail from Gates, according to a statement, after learning, auditor liabilities added.
The study is scheduled to continue Wednesday to continue tomorrow, with gates on the stand.
Fox News’ Serafin Gomez, Jake Gibson and Paulina contributed Dedaj to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.