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Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House after being charged Oct. 30, 2017 in Washington. Manafort pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of conspiracy and money laundering after the Justice Department unveiled the first indictments in the probe into Russian election interference. Manafort, 68, and business partner Rick Gates, 45, both entered not guilty pleas in a Washington court after being read charges that they hid millions of dollars they earned working for former Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow political party. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House after being charged Oct. 30, 2017 in Washington. Manafort pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of conspiracy and money laundering after the Justice Department unveiled the first indictments in the probe into Russian election interference. Manafort, 68, and business partner Rick Gates, 45, both entered not guilty pleas in a Washington court after being read charges that they hid millions of dollars they earned working for former Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow political party. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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A day after criminal charges against President Trump's former campaign manager and two others were unveiled in the FBI's investigation of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia, the president is still downplaying the news.

NPR's Ryan Lucas (@relucasz) joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the political fallout.

This article was originally published on October 31, 2017.

This segment aired on October 31, 2017.

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