Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Deal With Mueller

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office Friday, in which he agreed to plead guilty to avoid a second trial in Washington, D.C., related to foreign-lobbying efforts in Ukraine. Manafort made his guilty plea just after 11 a.m. Friday; soon after, prosecutor Andrew Weismann announced the deal. The office filed a superseding criminal information Friday morning, charging Manafort with with one count of conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Jury selection for the D.C. trial had been scheduled to start on Monday.