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Paul Manafort, Rick Gates indicted on 12 counts, including 'conspiracy against the United States'


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Melissa Quinn

Oct 30, 2017


A federal grand jury indicted President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to launder money, the special counsel’s office announced Monday.

The indictment also contains counts of making false and misleading Foreign Agents Registration Act statements, serving as an unregistered foreign principal, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.

Manafort and Gates surrendered to federal authorities Monday morning. CNN reported that Gates and Manafort will be in court at 1:30 Monday afternoon.






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From 2012/2013 mainly... 

I guess the plan is to get someone to lie to save themselves, or just make it so terrible no one (especially a business person) will want to work for Trump (or a Republican again) because of possibility of witch hunts.

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Nothing Burger With Wheeze

By Roger Kimball| October 31, 2017

Given the ocean of blaring red type with which the Drudge Report greeted the news of the indictment of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates on Monday morning, you might have thought that here, at last, was the smoking gun in the Trump-colludes-with-Ruskies-to-snatch-the-election-from-Hillary narrative. I have no doubt the collective hearts of Max Boot, Gabe Schoenfeld, and Bill Kristol skipped a joyous beat when they heard tell of the indictments this weekend. “At last!” I could almost hear them exclaim, “It’s make-way-for-ducklings time! Trump will soon be gone and the power brokers will once again pay attention to us. Order in the universe will be restored.”

No such luck, friends. As Ted Cruz observed many months ago, the whole Russian collusion delusion is a “nothing burger.” Robert Mueller’s heavy-handed “let’s-squeeze-’em” pursuit of these two former players in Donald Trump’s campaign may make for dramatic headlines. And doubtless, it is a nuisance (and potentially more) for Messrs. Manafort and Gates, who, if they have incompetent lawyers, may face jail time and extensive fines. But really, at the end of the day, their alleged malfeasance, despite the “Conspiracy against the United States” :snip: 


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