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Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort charged with conspiracy against US


(FILES) This file photo taken on October 16, 2017 shows former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a business associate were told to surrender to federal officials on October 30, 2017 in the probe into Russia’s attempts to tilt the 2016 presidential vote in Trump’s favor, the New York Times reported. There was no word on what charges have been filed by special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director leading the Russia probe.The Times said Manafort and his longtime associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities. Manafort managed Trump’s presidential campaign between June and August 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / ELSA

Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged Monday with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, the first to come out of a sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort and business partner Rick Gates were charged with allegedly hiding millions of dollars they earned working for former Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow political party.

Special counsel Robert Mueller announced the 12 charges against the two, the first against any close former Trump aides stemming from a federal probe into possible collusion in Russia’s effort to tilt the US presidential election in Trump’s favour.


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