Mueller investigation: 2 former Trump aides indicted on conspiracy charges, 1 pleads guilty of lying to FBI

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

Today, three former aides of President Trump fell under the weight of DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

From:  Manafort indicted on conspiracy, money laundering charges: special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, and an associate were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, the federal special counsel’s office said on Monday.

The charges were the first arising from the investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed to look into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election campaign aimed at swaying the vote in favor of Trump.

Manafort and Rick Gates, a business partner who served as his deputy in the Trump campaign, were charged on Friday in the District of Columbia…

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