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UPDATE: Paul Manafort and Rick Gates have been charged with conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, and other financial charges.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to federal authorities Monday, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter.

The charges are the first in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

The New York Times on Monday reported that Manafort and Gates were ordered to surrender, citing an anonymous person involved in the case. The Associated Press confirmed that Gates would turn himself in.

Gates is expected in court to face charges later in the day, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss an ongoing federal probe on the record.

The White House declined to comment.

Mueller was appointed as special counsel in May to lead the Justice Department’s investigation into whether the Kremlin worked with associates of the Trump campaign to tip the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort has been one of Mueller’s prime targets. Earlier this year, FBI agents raided Manafort’s home, searching for tax and international banking records. Manafort has been a subject of a longstanding FBI investigation into his dealings in Ukraine and work for the country’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych. That investigation was incorporated into Mueller’s broader probe.

In Gates, Mueller brings in not just Manafort’s chief deputy, but a key player from Trump’s campaign who survived past Manafort’s ouster last summer. As of two weeks ago, Gates was still working for Tom Barrack, a Trump confidant, helping with the closeout of the inauguration committee’s campaign account.


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20 thoughts on “Manafort, Gates Told To Surrender In Mueller’s Russia Probe

  1. specialt757 on said:

    Although they claim trump is not being investigated and these arrests have nothing to do with the campaign…at the moment, but these arrests could change things around. They obviously have found enough to say they are some dirty low-down bastards and they worked for trump. It’s just a matter of time before they connect the dots and trump’s financial dealings will be inter-mingled. Looking forward to it.

  2. Where’s jhuff, hootchie, mynue and all the other losers who voted for that rat and live to frequent this website with their asinine comments?? Damn losers!!!

  3. specialt757 on said:

    Amber they have a saying for that, when someone points the finger at you, there’s always at least three pointing back at them. Another one: The hole you dig for someone else is the same one you will fall in. Next up, the worst president ever!

  4. specialt757 on said:

    “Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Indicted on Money Laundering and Tax Charges” sounds like “big something burger” to me.

    • That’s right!! We hear crickets coming from the fake prez this morning, with his ugly fake ass. Now there’s word that the incompetent fool probably won’t run for re- election. We can only hope he doesn’t.

      • specialt757 on said:

        If #45 was a necessary evil, we can only pray, perhaps a higher being is sending us a very important message. I’m hoping he doesn’t make it as president one-term, my money is on an ailment very soon, he looks sick.

      • I always say “be careful of someone wanting to accused someone else of something with no proof and keep going on and on about it and changing stories”. And now look. They dogged Hilary Clinton but look at the “dirt” they were hiding. Never fails.

    • Passing Through! on said:

      Yeah, a nothing burger with double patties, cheese, lettuce, tomato & a pickle on top…lol! Keep thinking a nothing buger. The FBI don’t issue out Warrents & search your house for nothing…Just as matter of time.IMPEACHMENT CLOCK IS TIKING!!! All thanks to Obama for leaving evidence. It’s sad you racist still in denial about Russia.

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