UPDATED: It's Indictment Day, and as Expected, It's Paul Manafort (Now Including Charges)
The indictment has come in, and no surprise, it is Paul Manafort. According to CNN, he is turning himself in. He has left his home.
Manafort left his home in Virginia a short time ago. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) pic.twitter.com/4VJIQ9rRO5— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 30, 2017
Now he’s turned himself in.
Manafort is perp walked through the front door of the FBI field office pic.twitter.com/LQdppFwTeW— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) October 30, 2017
The indictment will be unsealed later today. Manafort had been under investigation for violating federal tax law, for money laundering, and for failing to appropriately disclose his foreign lobbying. Manafort, recall, chose Pence as Trump’s VP.
Manafort’s former business partner and protégé, Rick Gates, has also been asked to turn himself in, according to the Times. It’s noteworthy that, even after Paul Manafort was pushed out as Trump’s campaign chair, Rick Gates stayed on, working for the RNC up until the inauguration. The Daily Beast reports that Gates was still making visits to the White House as last as June of this year.
Trump is reacting, as you might expect Trump to react:
TFW your former campaign manager is right now turning himself into Federal authorities https://t.co/ly9esc66UY— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 30, 2017
Report out that Obama Campaign paid $972,000 to Fusion GPS. The firm also got $12,400,000 (really?) from DNC. Nobody knows who OK'd!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Fox News: pic.twitter.com/6zLs3T1QrB— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort just agreed to turn himself in to the FBI. What should we report on?— Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) October 30, 2017
Fox News: Hamburger emoji pic.twitter.com/Wjsvkb2coW
Just on MSNBC: 4 sources, including multiple law enforcement sources, tell NBC News Manafort's charge or charges are likely tax related.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 30, 2017
MSNBC is also reporting that Manafort has been charged with Conspiracy against the United States.
Statement from DOJ pic.twitter.com/hqhKCZupMM— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) October 30, 2017
We’ll have more throughout the day.
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