The Manafort Indictment
On Friday, a federal grand jury approved the first charges in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, setting off an avalanche of speculation over the weekend. By Monday morning, reporters had zeroed in on the apartment of President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort:
Manafort was under investigation before Mueller was appointed, and Mueller's team absorbed those probes into Manafort's actions in the election, as well as his real estate and financial dealings, including those in Ukraine, where he worked for a Russia-linked political party. Manafort is suspected additionally of money laundering, violating tax laws, and improperly disclosing his foreign lobbying. Sure enough, on Monday morning, Manafort surrendered to the FBI:
Reporters outside of the FBI office in Washington, D.C., were the next to get a glimpse of Manafort:
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