As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported Monday morning, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates were ordered to surrender to federal authorities. Manafort has officially surrendered to the FBI, having entered the Bureau’s Washington, D.C. headquarters shortly after 8:00am EST.
The Justice Department released the list of 12 chargers facing Manafort and Gates, which include ‘conspiracy to launder money,’ and making ‘misleading FARA statements.’
In addition to Manafort and Gate, former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos has been arrested for making false statements to FBI agents.
“Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to making false statements to FBI agents,” tweeted NBC News
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BREAKING: Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopolous pleads guilty to making false statements to FBI agents pic.twitter.com/vnBFSayXxd
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 30, 2017
George Papadopolous has pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents, the federal special counsel said on Monday, becoming the third adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign to face criminal charges in its investigation.
Papadopolous, of Chicago, is an international energy lawyer who was part of Trump’s advisory team during the 2016 presidential campaign. He pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 in a case unsealed on Monday, the special counsel’s office said in a statement.
Papadopoulos sent emails to seven campaign advisers in the spring of 2016 titled “Meeting with Russian Leadership – Including Putin.” Navy Rear Adm. Charles Kubic was one of several campaign advisers who believed the email may have violated the Logan Act. At this time, it is unclear what false statements Papadopoulos made to the FBI.
“Special Counsel Mueller appears to have a cooperating witness, George Papadopoulos. That is significant. Time will tell how significant,” tweeted Former US Attorney Preet Bharara.
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Special Counsel Mueller appears to have a cooperating witness, George Papadopoulos. That is significant. Time will tell how significant.
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) October 30, 2017
According to the plea agreement, the former aide will gain leniency in exchange for his cooperation.
In the Papadopolous plea agreement: "The Government agrees to bring to the Court's attention at sentencing the defendant's efforts to cooperate with the Government…"
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 30, 2017
The Smoking Gun asked if the former aide wore a wire when talking to FBI officials.
Yes, but did George Papadopoulos agree to wear a wire or make any FBI-monitored calls? pic.twitter.com/UkZzue2WR7
— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) October 30, 2017
Here is the indictment: