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Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington.(Andrew Harnik/AP)
Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington.(Andrew Harnik/AP)
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The first criminal charges were unsealed Monday in the FBI's investigation of Russian election interference and the possible involvement of the Trump campaign. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were charged with 12 counts of conspiracy, money laundering and making false statements about undisclosed money that Manafort earned as an overseas lobbyist.

The Justice Department also announced that a former campaign foreign policy aide, George Papadopoulos, had pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.

NPR's Carrie Johnson (@johnson_carrie) joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the developments.

This article was originally published on October 30, 2017.

This segment aired on October 30, 2017.

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