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Twin indictments and aide admission of lying brings "Russiagate" closer to White House

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Twin indictments and aide admission of lying brings "Russiagate" closer to White House

Twin indictments and aide admission of lying brings "Russiagate" closer to White House
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Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort left his Virgina home this morning to surrender himself to the FBI. Manafort’s business associate and Trump deputy campaign chair Rick Gates has also been indicted. Both are facing charges of conspiracy against the US and money laundering, accused of hiding tens of million of dollars made while working as unregistered agents for the Ukrainian government betweeen 2006-16.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election also revealed today a Trump campaign advisor, George Papadoloulous, pleaded gulity earlier this month to
lying to the FBI.

The White House released a statement this morning saying ‘this does not come as a surprise’, Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kuchner , have also been
under scrutiny.

Manafort was fired in August after his lobbying for Ukrainian officials was made public, reports Jennifer Johnson for euronews’ partners NBC.