>> Reuters exclusively reporting that the former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department. That's according to two people with knowledge of the agreement which could add to the legal pressure on Manafort who is facing two indictments brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The ex son-in-law who was divorced from Manafort's daughter last August was also a former business partner of Manafort's. He pleaded guilty to financial charges as part of the deal and is required to cooperate with other criminal investigations. Manafort has been indicted in federal courts in Washington and Virginia with charges ranging from failing to disclose lobbying work for a pro Russian Ukrainian political party, to tax evasion, and bank fraud.
Manafort has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is set to go on trial later this year.