Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates’ case before Judge Amy Berman Jackson will be handed off to the DC US Attorney’s Office, special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Saturday.
Gates continues to cooperate with prosecutors in several investigations and his sentencing before Jackson has been put off for more than a year since he pleaded guilty to two charges.
On Friday, Mueller handed his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election over to the Justice Department. His office is not recommending any new indictments.
Two other pending court cases that Mueller’s team alone had handled -- the criminal prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and the pursuit of grand jury testimony from Andrew Miller, who is an associate of Roger Stone -- do not yet have hand-off plans finalized.
The DC US Attorney’s Office is already involved in several of the other ongoing criminal cases brought by Mueller, including against Roger Stone, the accused Russian “troll farm” backer Concord Management and Consulting and a fight for subpoenaed documents from an unnamed foreign-owned company.
Jessie Liu, the current DC US Attorney, is President Donald Trump’s pick to be the associate attorney general, the No. 3 position at the DOJ.