Paul Manafort, Rick Gates Indicted in Russia Probe

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President Donald Trump‘s former marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former enterprise affiliate Rick Gates have been indicted on 12 counts in particular counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the presidential marketing campaign.

The costs, which had been introduced early Monday, October 30, embrace conspiracy towards the USA, conspiracy to launder cash, false statements and failure to file studies of international financial institution and monetary accounts.

Paul Manafort FBI Russia Probe
Paul Manafort checks the teleprompters earlier than Donald Trump’s speech on the Mayflower Resort in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Pictures

Manafort, 68, was noticed strolling into the FBI’s discipline workplace in Washington, D.C., along with his lawyer at about eight:15 a.m. Gates has additionally surrendered to the FBI.

Manafort, whose house was raided by FBI brokers in July, joined the Trump marketing campaign in March 2016 and was later promoted to chairman and chief strategist. He was fired that August after studies that he acquired greater than $12 million in undisclosed funds from former Ukrainian president Viktor F. Yanukovych, for whom he beforehand labored as a political guide.

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Manafort and Gates have denied any wrongdoing. They’re the primary two officers in Trump’s circle to be charged in reference to Mueller’s investigation. The actual property mogul, 71, has additionally denied collusion, tweeting on Monday, “Sorry, however that is years in the past, earlier than Paul Manafort was a part of the Trump marketing campaign. However why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the main target????? ….Additionally, there may be NO COLLUSION!”

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