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Rick Gates Failed to Disclose Second Passport, U.S. Tells Judge

  • Mueller says Gates claimed one passport when he surrendered
  • Prosecutors oppose Gates’s bid to relax his bail conditions
Rick Gates, former Trump campaign advisor, arrives at court on Nov. 2, in Washington, D.C. 

Rick Gates, former Trump campaign advisor, arrives at court on Nov. 2, in Washington, D.C. 

Photographer: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Rick Gates failed to disclose he had a second passport until three days after he surrendered to face charges with Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that they hid their work as agents of Ukraine and laundered millions of dollars, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller cited that omission as one of several reasons they oppose Gates’s request to ease his bail terms, which confine him to his home in Richmond, Virginia, with electronic monitoring. Gates asked the judge to end the monitoring and allow him to travel around the U.S. and internationally.