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Former Trump Campaign Chair Has 'Cooperation Agreement'

Paul Manafort has reached a cooperation agreement with prosecutors. Paul Manafort has reached a cooperation agreement with prosecutors. |  Photo: ABC News

Updated: September 14, 2018 11:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors.

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The deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

The charges against Manafort are related to his Ukrainian consulting work - not Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which is the central issue in the special counsel's investigation.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says in a statement, "This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign. It is totally unrelated."

Friday's move gives Mueller another successful conviction while allowing Manafort to avoid facing another costly public trial.

Manafort was convicted last month of eight financial crimes in a separate trial in Virginia.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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