Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Told to Surrender #muellermonday

That New York Times headline should read: Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Told to Surrender on matters totally unrelated to the Trump campaign or President Trump.

WASHINGTON — 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.

Mr. Manafort had been under investigation for violations of federal tax law, money laundering and whether he appropriately disclosed his foreign lobbying.

  • David Murrell

    I refuse to read any posted article (propaganda) from the New York Times.

    • tom_billesley

      Telling the truth at NYT gets you fired.
      New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet doesn’t have much respect for Project Veritas, but there’s little doubt that the undercover watchdog group is getting under his skin.
      Mr. Baquet has blasted Project Veritas twice at recent forums, calling its work “dishonest” and “destructive,” even as the venerable left-leaning newspaper undergoes changes apparently spurred by founder James O’Keefe’s latest undercover sting on media bias.
      The newspaper announced Oct. 13 that it had tightened its social-media policy, three days after Project Veritas released the first of four hidden-camera videos showing two New York Times staffers on hidden camera making their animosity toward President Trump clear.
      What’s more, one of the employees, Times audience strategy editor Nicholas Dudich, may have resigned or been fired, given that his name has been removed the company directory, according to Mr. O’Keefe.
      “The evidence suggests that Dudich does not work for The New York Times any more. Dean Baquet it seems may have fired Nick Dudich for telling the truth,” said Mr. O’Keefe in a follow-up video. “It seems as though telling lies gets you promoted at The New York Times while telling the truth gets you fired.”

  • PaulW

    Just a little tease to whet the appetite: everyone knows who the real target is.

    • They will try to flip him but evidently he has no info to offer.

      • simus1

        Not a problem – they will “help” him remember.

  • tom_billesley

    Mueller will have a sign on his office door, “Gone Fishing”.

  • mauser 98

    FBI’s Focus On Manafort Doesn’t Have Anything To Do With Russian Collusion In The Election

  • Linda1000

    Trump fired Manafort after three months when it became known about Manafort’s other activities.

    • mauser 98

      Mueller now investigating 15 y/o parking tickets

      Miss Universe push-up bras

  • mauser 98
    • David Murrell

      CNN has crony-pals in high Democratic Party places.

  • ontario john

    Am I being cynical in wondering that it is strange that the Mueller Clinton donors are laying charges now, just as more revelations about Clinton wrong doing are coming out? And why does CNN seem to know everything that goes on at the Mueller investigation?

    • David Murrell

      CNN has crony-pals in high Democratic Party places…

  • ontario john

    Oh my God! Trump’s first campaign manager cheated on his income tax. Trump is obviously a Russian spy and must be impeached!

  • tom_billesley

    Judge Amy Berman Jackson has been assigned.
    She’s the one who dismissed a lawsuit brought against Hillary Clinton by relatives of two Americans in Benghazi.

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    • Norman_In_New_York

      Since Mueller appears to be tainted, any prosecutions he conducts as special counsel are bound to degenerate into food fights if the defendants have any halfway decent lawyers.

      • mauser 98

        Mueller has 17 Obama zombie lawyers hired

        unlimited funds, time

  • chayisun

    Just watch cnn fall all over itself with this story and hitch this to their attempt to bring down Trump. As pointed out any New York Times or Washington Post articles are full of cow dung.
    Too bad we can’t have an investigation into the current goings on in Ottawa. That would be interesting.