Rick Gates

What I Learned From 4 Days Covering the Manafort Trial
Reporter’s Notebook: Behind the scenes of Roll Call’s biggest stories, from the reporters themselves

There are no electronic devices or cameras allowed inside the Alexandria, Va., courtroom where former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort faces charges that could add up to more than 300 years behind bars. Reporter Griffin Connolly adds some color to the proceedings with details from inside the federal courthouse following its first four days.

Manafort is facing charges of tax evasion and bank fraud in this first trial to stem from the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. election.

Who's Going to Get Fired Over Melania Trump Speech?
Top Manafort aide was responsible for speech, according to reports

Responsibility for Melania Trump's speech reportedly lay with Rick Gates, a top aide to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

In the wake of plagiarism accusations that have embroiled Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night, many people are asking: Who's going to get fired over this?  

Although Donald Trump is reported to be furious over the accusations surrounding his wife's speech, the Trump camp is not going fire anyone over the plagiarisms accusations, according to CNN .