Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has filed 32 more charges against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and Manafort’s business associate. The indictment, handed down Thursday by a federal grand jury, charges the men with financial crimes including tax and bank fraud. In October, Manafort and Gates were indicted on 12 counts of financial crimes — the first charges to result from Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Since then, George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, and Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, have pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and last week 13 Russian nationals were charged with conspiracy for online efforts intended to influence the election.
BREAKING: Special Counsel Mueller files 32-count indictment against Manafort and Gates, including tax and bank fraud charges – https://t.co/kdrUxk2XiK pic.twitter.com/NltfJbhzYl
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