Will Manafort’s past catch up to him?
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has surrendered to authorities at the FBI field office in Washington, D.C., and indicted along with his former business associate Rick Gates on charges of money laundering and conspiracy against the United States.
*This post will be updated as more news is released.
Remember. Mueller was given permission to investigate anything he came across during his Russian investigation. We do not know yet if this has to do with Russian collusion with the Trump campaign or Manafort’s dealings before he joined the campaign.
The indictment does not mention Trump or any collusion with Russia during the campaign. The indictment includes 12 counts:
Conspiracy against the United States
Conspiracy to launder money
Unregistered agent of a foreign principal
False and misleading FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Unit) statements
Seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts
From The New York Times:
Mr. Gates is a longtime protégé and junior partner of Mr. Manafort. His name appears on documents linked to companies that Mr. Manafort’s firm set up in Cyprus to receive payments from politicians and businesspeople in Eastern Europe, records reviewed by The New York Times show.
Mr. Manafort had been under investigation for violations of federal tax law, money laundering and whether he appropriately disclosed his foreign lobbying.
Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va.
(Photos: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters, Andrew Harnik/AP) pic.twitter.com/j3wAzXZud1
— Colin Campbell (@colincampbell) October 30, 2017
Manafort and his lawyer just walked through the front door of the FBI field office in DC pic.twitter.com/DAgYAgFBU6
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) October 30, 2017
Just in from Special Counsel: pic.twitter.com/fn1EbvaJnX
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) October 30, 2017
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