Manafort in talks with Mueller about a plea deal as his second trial looms: report
Special counsel Robert Mueller and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, composite image.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is in plea deal talks with special counsel Robert Mueller as his second trial looms.

The Washington Post reported that two people close to the discussions said the talks "indicate a possible shift in strategy for Manafort" and don't necessarily mean Mueller will give him a plea.

In late August, the Wall Street Journal reported that the former Trump campaign chairman was seeking a plea deal from the special counsel, but that such a deal was unlikely.