>Rick Gates is still cooperating with federal prosecutors in “several ongoing investigations” and isn’t ready to be sentenced yet, lawyers for special counsel Robert Mueller and the former Trump campaign deputy said in a court filing Friday.
>The [one-page joint status report to the U.S. District Court in Washington](https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000169-81ae-dbd1-a5eb-e5efab0f0001) doesn’t offer any additional information about the extent of Gates’ cooperation, except to request another 60-day delay before checking back in with the federal judge who ultimately will sentence Gates.
>Gates has been cooperating for more than a year with federal prosecutors since he pleaded guilty to financial fraud and lying to investigators. He served as a Mueller star witness in last summer’s Paul Manafort trial, which secured a conviction and ultimately a sentence of nearly 7.5 years against the former Trump campaign chairman.
>Attorneys for Mueller and Gates before Friday had already filed status reports four times with the court requesting delays in his sentencing while he helps investigators as part of his plea deal.
>The Friday filing suggests Gates may be helping federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating Trump’s inauguration committee, which is facing questions about the source of its donations and how it spent its record haul.
>Gates helped run the inaugural efforts alongside real estate developer and longtime Trump friend Tom Barrack.
FULL STATUS REPORT:
>COMES NOW, the United States of America, by and through Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, and the defendant through his counsel, and file this joint status report to update the Court on this matter.
>1. The parties previously filed a Joint Status Report on January 15, 2019 and proposed to send an ensuing report within sixty days and no later than March 15, 2019. To date, the status of this matter has not changed substantially since the January report, as defendant Gates continues to cooperate with respect to several ongoing investigations, and accordingly the parties do not believe it is appropriate to commence the sentencing process at this time.
>2. The parties respectfully request that they provide a joint status report within sixty days, no later than May 14, 2019.
>ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
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