President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, arrived at the FBI's Washington Field Office on Monday morning, facing 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States. He is being held on house arrest. Extensive FBI investigations historically follow a particular pattern, which includes circling inward from "peripheral figures first," Wired notes, and then encouraging them to cooperate in exchange for leniency. Trump's lawyer has dismissed rumors that Manafort would or could offer damaging information on the president. Still, Wired explains Monday's indictment is just the beginning of a "complex and deeply partisan process," as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's task is to identify federal crimes, while Congress will be left to sort through "political problems."
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