GET”TFOH”: Donald Trumps Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Indicted on Conspiracy and Money Laundering Charges

Special counsel Robert Mueller, in the first prosecutions in his federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, filed criminal charges on Monday against two senior aides to President Trump’s campaign and revealed that a third had already pleaded guilty.

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A federal grand jury charged that Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates worked secretly to influence the U.S. government on behalf of pro-Russian factions in Ukraine, then laundered their profits through a series of overseas businesses and bank accounts. In another case unsealed Monday, former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to FBI agents about his meetings with a professor he knew was tied to the Russian government who offered him “dirt” – in the form of “thousands of emails” – on Trump’s election opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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