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Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities Monday morning, the first charges in a special counsel investigation, according to a person involved in the case.

The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Mr. Gates, a business associate of Mr. Manafort, were not immediately clear but represent a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over the president’s first year in office.

This is a developing story.

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 · 12:09:20 PM +00:00

Mark Sumner

Rick Gates was a longtime associate of Manafort’s, and his indictment may be connected to overseas lobbying, or Manafort’s string of multi-million dollar mystery “loans.” 

However, Gates was also part of Trump-focused lobbying group America First Policies, which he formed along with Trump’s digital coordinator, Brad Parscale, as a vehicle for channeling donations directly to supporting Trump, bypassing traditional Republican institutions. Gates left America First in March, after his entanglement with Manafort brought unwelcome attention to the group.

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 · 12:28:44 PM +00:00

Laura Clawson

Manafort surrenders to the FBI:


Update: Paul Manafort just walked through the front door

— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) October 30, 2017

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 · 12:31:22 PM +00:00

Barbara Morrill

While the indictment won’t be unsealed until later today, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the charges will include tax fraud. 

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 · 12:47:56 PM +00:00

Barbara Morrill

A quick reminder for later today when Trump and Company pretend they hardly knew Manafort:


@WPayton344: @PaulManafort Great Interview on CNN-Being from CT- I am thrilled you are part of this Team-GO TRUMP!”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2016

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 · 1:03:29 PM +00:00

Barbara Morrill


NBC News: The charge(s) Manafort faces are likely tax related multiple sources tell Pete Williams, @KenDilanianNBC & @JuliaEAinsley

— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 30, 2017

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 · 1:08:30 PM +00:00

Barbara Morrill

Here is the 12 count indictment.

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