WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller says a lawyer for one of Donald Trump’s former campaign aides may have a conflict of interest.
Mueller is investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.
In court papers Monday, he said Walter Mack, the attorney for Rick Gates, may have a conflict. Gates has pleaded not guilty to federal money laundering and other charges for behavior as far back as 2012.
Mack also represents a business associate of Gates who federal prosecutors in New York have charged with bilking movie investors of millions of dollars.
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The two cases aren’t related, but Mueller says he’s identified recent financial transactions between the two men.
That’s a potential conflict for Mack, who may someday offer advice to one of his clients that could hurt the other.