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as if to tamp down reports he may be about to close up shop special counsel Robert Muller on Friday ask the court to delay his sentencing for a former top aide in Donald trump's twenty sixteen run for the White House saying former deputy campaign chair Rick gates with continuing to quote cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations in a filing with the U. S. District Court in Washington Muller asked permission to hold off on sentencing gates and asked to update the judge again on the case in mid may that time frame might conflict with expectations Muller is wrapping up his probe into alleged Russian meddling in the twenty sixteen race and possible collusion with trump's campaign I will fight for you gates a protege of former campaign chair Paul man a fort is one of several trump advisers who have been charged or pleaded guilty in Muller's probe in recent days metaphor has been sentenced to seven and a half years for tax and bank fraud as well as witness tampering and conspiracy tied to the lobbying work he and gates did for pro Russian officials in Ukraine Russia has denied accusations of meddling in twenty sixteen and trump has long denied any collusion between his campaign and Moscow