Paul Manafort charged with 'conspiracy against the United States'

Paul Manafort.
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President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort surrendered to federal authorities Monday after being indicted as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference during the 2016 election campaign. He and a former business associate, Richard Gates, were told to turn themselves in early Monday morning.

Reports emerged Friday that a grand jury had approved the first indictments in Mueller's probe, and over the weekend speculation zeroed in on Manafort. The former Trump official had been under investigation even before Mueller was appointed to head the Russia probe, for real estate and financial dealings including work in Ukraine, where he worked for a Russia-linked political party. Mueller's probe absorbed those inquiries, as well as an investigation into Manafort's conduct during the election.

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