Mueller Drops Charges Against Rick Gates

Robert Mueller asked a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia Tuesday to dismiss a series of criminal charges against Gates, including tax and bank fraud, in exchange for his guilty plea and testimony in the wider probe into the 2016 presidential election.

Gates also secured another win on Tuesday when a different judge granted his request to take his children to Boston next week for their spring break โ€” well outside the 110-mile corridor between his home in Richmond and Washington that heโ€™d previously been confined to for his travels.

The additional leniency comes after Gates agreed to a plea deal last Friday with Mueller that stipulates he must cooperate โ€œin any and all mattersโ€ that the special counselโ€™s office decides are โ€œrelevant.โ€