US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal crimes after cutting a deal with prosecutors and agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia probe.

The move allows him to avoid a second criminal trial and ends Manafort’s more than year-long fight against investigators in the Russia investigation.

The plea deal requires him to cooperate “fully and truthfully” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump’s campaign worked with Moscow to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort’s guilty plea comes less than a month after the 69-year-old was convicted of eight financial crimes in a separate trial in Virginia.

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