Manafort defense questions star witness Gates about ‘secret life’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – The star witness in the trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faced tough questioning on cross-examination on Tuesday about a “secret life” that included an extramarital affair and stealing funds from his former boss.

Rick Gates, who served as a right-hand man to Manafort in his political consulting business for a decade, acknowledged maintaining a flat in London for the affair, inflating expense reports and a long list of other misdeeds.

“In essence, I was living beyond my means,” Gates testified. “I’m taking responsibility…

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