His decision to plead guilty, indicated in a court filing on Friday, came just days before jury selection was set to begin September 17 in Washington, where Mueller accused him of conspiring to launder money, acting as an unregistered foreign agent of Ukraine and obstructing justice.
If he pleads guilty, Manafort would avoid a trial that was expected to last at least three weeks and posed the potential of adding years onto the seven to 10 years he is already facing under federal sentencing guidelines from his conviction in Virginia.
It's the type of filing typically seen before a plea deal. He could also get a pardon from Trump, which would set off a political firestorm.
However, the deal could involve Manafort's cooperation with Mr Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
"If he's helping out Mueller, that's more bad news for Trump".
Manafort, 69, was a key figure in Mr Trump's inner circle, but the president has since sought to distance himself from his former adviser.
A hearing in the case scheduled for Friday morning was pushed back, according to the federal court's electronic filing system.
Over a 40-year career, Manafort redefined and expanded Washington's influence industry domestically and internationally, parlaying successful campaigns into lobbying opportunities.
Manafort made millions of dollars working for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians before taking an unpaid position with Trump's campaign for five months. The second count, for conspiracy to obstruct justice, concerns attempts to tamper with witnesses related to Manafort's foreign lobbying.
Moscow has denied interfering in the 2016 election and Trump has said there was no collusion.
Mr Manafort would become the most prominent former Trump campaign official to plead guilty in Mueller's investigation.
The decision by Trump's onetime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to plead guilty last month in a federal investigation in Manhattan particularly angered the president, who denounced him as a "flipper".
"I had hoped and expected my business colleague would have had the strength to continue the battle to prove our innocence", Manafort said in February. "Such respect for a fearless man!"
He showed off all of his court-covering, foe-frustrating, defense-to-offense skills down the stretch on the way to his third U.S. Djokovic, who struggled with the NY humidity in the first two rounds, did not drop a set from the third round onwards.
Jeff Merkley, Oregon Democrat, cited an August 31 DHS report in criticizing the department for the transfer of funds. There are now two more tropical storms in the Atlantic - Joyce and Isaac - and a category 1 hurricane named Helen.
The relationship eventually became strained Bobbitt's lawyer says he's been told that all the money is now gone . Bobbitt was also ordered to be deposed, but his attorney stated that he was in a 30-day treatment program.
Idlib is mostly controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) - an alliance spearheaded by powerful jihadists once linked to Al-Qaeda. Idlib is home to around 3 million people, around half refugees who fled other parts of Syria following previous regime assaults.
Conner had 31 carries for 135 yards and two touchdowns. "I think he is going to have a great year", Browns coach Hue Jackson said. Pittsburgh losing doesn't help quiet the debate that the offense needs its playmaking running back to win games.
The storm may affect thousands this week in the southeastern USA , including North Carolina , South Carolina and Virginia . The hurricane is about 580 miles SSE of Bermuda and 1,240 miles ESE of Cape Fear, North Carolina .
Florence was to be the first major test of FEMA since its response to the Puerto Rico disaster, which was widely criticised. Trump then added that the high death toll was a result of Democrats trying to make him look bad. "It's just what happened".
Not all games will support this feature, but it's a relief to see Nintendo add a feature that should have been ready at launch. Nintendo announced on Wednesday that Nintendo Switch Online will launch in just less than a week, on Saturday, Sept. 18.
If a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) does make landfall along the southeast coast, the rarity of such an event is relevant. Issac is expected to gain strength in the next days, but then weaken by the middle of the week when it approaches the Caribbean.
Nagy and Vic Fangio deserve credit for calling a masterful first half that put the Packers all the way back against the wall. Patrick wasn't having quite as good a time when it was 20-0 and Rodgers was just coming back from an injury.
Hours later, the men left the United Kingdom on a flight from Heathrow to Moscow - two days after they had arrived at Gatwick. The events sparked a huge public health alert and plunged the UK Government's relations with the Kremlin into crisis.
Undoubtedly, they are busy preparing for their game against the Rams on Monday night. "All I got to say is I got to catch it". After he did so, Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris sacked him and landed right on Rodgers' left knee.
Hurricane Florence could impact games in Carolinas, Virginia
The state's governor, Roy Cooper , says there are three threats - ocean surges along the coast, strong winds and island flooding. An estimated 250,000 more people from the northern Outer Banks were due to be sent to higher ground starting at Tuesday midday.
Trump tells Apple to move plants from China to US
Data for June was revised to show the trade deficit rising to $45.7 billion, instead of the previously reported $46.3 billion. The Shanghai market is down roughly 23 percent in dollar terms so far this year while the Dow has risen almost 5 percent.
Time to restore sanity in U.S. politics: Barack Obama
Mr Trump, asked about that speech during a trip to North Dakota, quipped that he had watched it but had fallen asleep. But many Republicans saw the former president's re-entry on the campaign trail as a net positive for them.