Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed to plead guilty to federal crimes Friday, ahead of his second trial on charges of money laundering and lobbying violations. The deal includes a "17-page cooperation agreement," The Washington Post's Justin Jouvenal reports, after Manafort had steadfastly refused to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Mueller's office filed a new criminal information document, which usually signals a plea deal, just hours before Manafort was scheduled to appear in court Friday for a hearing. Manafort was convicted last month in a separate trial on charges of bank and tax fraud.
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