Judge Rules That Manafort And Gates Can Break House Arrest For Thanksgiving

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A federal judge ruled Tuesday that former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates will be allowed to spend Thanksgiving with their families this year, despite being under house arrest after their indictments.

The two men were placed under house arrest Oct. 30, after being charged with money laundering as a part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort will be allowed to visit with his family Thursday and Gates will be attending parties on both Thursday and Friday, according to CNN. Both men are prohibited from consuming alcohol while they are celebrating, and will continue to wear GPS monitoring devices.

The two former Trump aides have pled not guilty to the money laundering charges, and a judge has recommended a trial date of May 7, 2018.

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