Former Trump Campaign Aide Rick Gates Asks To Serve Sentence At Home

Rick Gates
​Rick Gates' lawyer argues his intermittent jail sentence poses "substantial" risks to his wife, who's currently battling cancer.

Rick Gates, a former campaign aide to President Trump, is asking to serve the rest of his jail sentence from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gates is currently serving a 45-day intermittent jail sentence after pleading guilty to charges stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. 

Gates' lawyer argued in a court filing Sunday this arrangement poses "substantial" risks to his wife, who's currently battling cancer. 

His lawyer argued that if Gates were to catch the coronavirus while in federal custody, he could easily spread it to his wife on the days when he's home, as her immune system has been weakened due to her cancer treatment.

His lawyer also wrote that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has already been informed of their request and "does not oppose [the] motion." The judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, will ultimately decide whether to grant Gates' request.

Contains footage from CNN.