Russia Probe – Manafort indicted: White House shocked

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Donald Trump’s former election manager Paul Manafort was indicted today on criminal charges including conspiracy against the US and money laundering – a development described as a “significant” escalation of the FBI’s probe into alleged Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The indictment against Manafort, 68, and a business and campaign associate, Rick Gates, 45, involves a total of 12 counts. The other charges comprise acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, making false statements, making false and misleading US Foreign Agents Registration Act statements, and “seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts,”  Click to Read Further