The former chairman for President Donald Trump's campaign has been indicted on charges of money laundering and conspiracy for his alleged role in secret work on behalf of foreign officials.
Paul Manafort, along with business associate Rick Gates, was named in a 12-count indictment unsealed Monday in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Also Monday, authorities revealed that a third Trump campaign figure, George Papadopoulos, had pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his contacts with Russians.
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Politico: Manafort And Rick Gates Indicted On 12 Counts — "Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and campaign official Rick Gates have been indicted by a federal grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election."
The Hill: Manafort, Gates Plead Not Guilty To Charges In Mueller Probe — "President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort on Monday afternoon pleaded not guilty to all charges from special counsel Robert Mueller."
New York Times: Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian To Discuss 'Dirt' On Clinton — "A professor with close ties to the Russian government told an adviser to Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign in April 2016 that Moscow had 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton in the form of 'thousands of emails,' according to court documents unsealed Monday.
The adviser, George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about that conversation. The plea represents the most explicit evidence that the Trump campaign was aware that the Russian government was trying to help Mr. Trump and that the campaign was eager to accept that help."
This segment aired on October 30, 2017.