Former Trump Campaign manager of three months Paul Manafort was charged today in the Robert Mueller witch hunt of the Donald Trump campaign.
Rick Gates, his longtime business associate, was also charged according to news reports.
Manafort was Donald Trump’s campaign manager for three months in 2016.
Manafort will turn himself in today.
PHOTOS OF MANAFORT LEAVING HOME—
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort hides behind his car visor as he leaves his home in Alexandria this morning
📷 Jonathan Ernst pic.twitter.com/lZDrTrpNrg
— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) October 30, 2017
Manafort was charged with TAX FRAUD!
AFTER A YEAR-LONG WITCH HUNT THAT’S ALL THEY GOT!
The liberal media was waiting outside when Manafort left home this morning.
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) October 30, 2017
The New York Times reported:
Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities Monday morning, the first charges in a special counsel investigation, according to a person involved in the case.
The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Mr. Gates, a business associate of Mr. Manafort, were not immediately clear but represent a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over the president’s first year in office.
Mr. Gates is a longtime protégé and junior partner of Mr. Manafort. His name appears on documents linked to companies that Mr. Manafort’s firm set up in Cyprus to receive payments from politicians and businesspeople in Eastern Europe, records reviewed by The New York Times show.