The verdict was part of a stunning one-two punch of bad news for the White House, coming as the president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was pleading guilty in NY to campaign finance charges arising from hush money payments made to two women who say they had sexual relationships with Trump.
On Friday, though, the special counsel finally nabbed his white whale.
Schiff noted that Mueller would want to know what Manafort can tell him about the "background to the Trump Tower meeting, what took place at the Trump Tower meeting, and what took place after the Trump Tower meeting". As part of his agreement with prosecutors, he said he would tell the special counsel's office all that he knows.
Manafort, 69, entered the courtroom with a broad smile, wearing a dark suit and red tie, and mouthed a kiss to his wife.
Manafort's cooperation in this investigation has eliminated a potential 10-year prison sentence.
Five people from President Donald Trump's political orbit have now pleaded guilty to federal charges.
Manafort had other charges dropped but he could still go to prison, marking a steep fall from grace for a multi-millionaire who was often at Trump's side as the Republican candidate took US politics by storm in 2016.
NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked Schiff if Trump hired Manafort "without vetting him", in a haste to prevent Sen. Trump has not said whether he would pardon Manafort, but the president has not publicly ruled it out. Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, had suggested a pardon might be a possibility after the investigation was concluded. While the platform was being drafted, Trump campaign officials stepped in to block a provision about arming Ukraine to fight Russian-backed militias.
Trump himself has not yet addressed the plea directly. Nothing linking President Trump personally to any criminal acts surfaced during the first Manafort trial in Virginia.
"This has absolutely nothing to do with the president or his victorious 2016 presidential campaign", she said. And when he worked on the campaign, emails show Mr Manafort discussed providing private briefings for a Russian businessman close to Vladimir Putin. He also was a part of the Trump campaign when the Republican Party platform was changed in a way viewed as more favorable to Russian Federation because it did not include support for arming Ukraine.
Protester Bill Christeson holds up a sign saying "guilty" as the first count of guilty comes in at the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, at federal court in Alexandria, Virginia on August 21. "And President Trump, if he was going pardon, he should've pardoned before Manafort agreed to cooperate".
The deal requires Manafort to "cooperate fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly with the government". Gates may have been a prosecution witness in his Washington trial as well. The feds obtain guilty pleas in more than 95% of the cases they bring because they are extremely careful to bring charges in only the strongest of cases.
"The illegal Mueller Witch Hunt continues in search of a crime", Trump tweeted out. He did not respond to questions about whether Manafort has been interviewed by Mueller's team or if Manafort's defense team remains in a joint defense agreement with Trump's attorneys.
He also gave up his Trump Tower apartment so he could retain another bank account, the plea deal said.
Manafort was once a business partner of another person who has figured in the Mueller inquiry: Roger Stone, who was once a political adviser to Trump.
I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family.
Cohen's case is separate from Mueller's investigation.
But the guilty plea also spares Manafort the cost of a weekslong trial that could have added years to the prison time he's already facing following the Virginia guilty verdicts.
Thielen caught 12 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown, and Diggs had nine receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns. According to referee Tony Corrente, the flag was thrown because Matthews "lifted him and drove him into the ground".
They are one of the best counter-attacking teams in Europe. "It will be a very tough opponent", said the Argentinian. Dele Alli is out for Spurs with a hamstring injury while Hugo Lloris is sidelined with a thigh problem.
Under Klopp , Liverpool have lost two of their last 12 league games in London - both last season , to Tottenham and Chelsea. Liverpool have only conceded one goal this season , to Spurs' four, but share their richest talent further up the pitch.
Mesut Ozil insists he is delighted to be playing for Unai Emery after starring in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday. Rafa Benitez has given an injury update ahead of Arsenal's visit to St James's Park.
His trial, brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, was scheduled to begin with jury selection in Washington, D.C., Monday. President Donald Trump's denials of campaign collusion with Russian Federation , lawyers not involved in the case said.
It had hoped to strike a deal within a couple of months, but the process took much longer than expected, say reports. The Wall Street Journal first reported the sale. "A treasure trove of our history & culture".
On Wednesday, Pogba further fueled rumors of his leaving when he said: "Who knows what will happen in the next few months". Pogba is now away on France duty and should feature in the Nations League clash with Netherlands in Paris on Sunday.
SpaceX has announced the identity of its first passenger to fly on its forthcoming BFR spacecraft, headed around the moon in 2023. Before revealing Maezawa's mission to the Moon, Musk gave a heartfelt introduction as to why SpaceX exists in the first place.
'Mrs. Maisel,' 'Game of Thrones' win top Emmy honors
The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series. No surprise there, as the veteran actor - best known for playing Fonzie in Happy Days - was a firm favourite.
Third strawberry brand recalled amid new threats
The Queensland Police Service said it was investigating the contamination relating to sewing needles inserted in strawberries. Meanwhile, a NSW mother revealed her ten-year-old child discovered sabotaged fruit in a case yet unconfirmed by police.
Samsung to unveil new Galaxy device next month
For buyers outside China, this device is available by the name of Galaxy A8 star in either black or white color. Samsung's latest version of Galaxy A9 star is a doppelganger of Huawei's P20 Pro in terms of looks.
SpaceX Has Signed Its First Passenger to Fly Around the Moon
The rocket in combination with a spaceship capsule is being built by SpaceX with the colonization of the planet Mars in mind. Asked whether he'd be the first passenger, Musk - who's also the CEO of Tesla - posted an emoji of a Japanese flag.