BREAKING: ROBERT MUELLER JUST HANDED OUT TWO INDICTMENTS; HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW…
The witch hunt is heating up in Washington DC, as Robert Mueller has officially handed out his first two indictments and the men have surrendered to the FBI.
According to the Daily Mail, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his former business partner Rick Gates have turned themselves in at FBI headquarters.
Here’s the full story (via the Daily Mail):
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrendered to federal authorities on Monday as the first charges from the probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are expected to be unsealed soon.
Manafort’s onetime business partner and protege Rick Gates has also been told to turn himself in.
The move represents a dramatic turn in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Manafort was seen leaving his home at 8:00 a.m. with his attorney and arrived at FBI headquarters less than 20 minutes later.
A federal grand jury approved the indictments on Friday and a judge ordered them sealed. A White House official told DailyMail.com on Monday that the administration may not comment at all on the arrests.
Manafort and Gates were the one-two punch responsible for keeping Republican National Convention delegates in line last year as the possibility emerged of a contentious floor fight over the presidential nomination.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that at least one charge leveled against Manafort is federal tax fraud.
Manafort also may have violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act by failing to report his Ukraine political consulting to the U.S. government.
Here’s more Fox News & NBC:
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) October 30, 2017
BREAKING: Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Richard Gates indicted on 12 counts, including “conspiracy against the United States” pic.twitter.com/zabSHg5Yre
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 30, 2017
Here are what Trump supporters had to say:
— Bradley Scott 🇺🇸 (@Hoosiers1986) October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort & Rick Gates charges are not at all related to @realDonaldTrump‘s campaign or Presidency. Will be used as red herring by media
— Madison Gesiotto (@madisongesiotto) October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort & Rick Gates charges have absolutely nothing to do with @realDonaldTrump. Nothing to do with his campaign nor his Presidency.
— Democrats for Trump (@YoungDems4Trump) October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort indicted by Mueller because of tax fraud…
No, nothing to do with Russia or Trump.
There still is no collusion.
— Real Jack (@RealJack) October 30, 2017
“Paul Manafort” gets indicted swiftly after less than a year of investigation. But Hillary and her criminal accomplices still running free?
— Adorable Deplorable (@OliMauritania) October 30, 2017
Paul Manafort indictment surprises me zero. I can say that because I have no dog in this fight. Truth above all. Still not a big deal.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) October 30, 2017
All in all, we don’t believe this will be a big deal in the end. If they only have “tax fraud” and “conspiracy” after 12 months of investigation, they’ve got nothing else.
And, most importantly, they have NOTHING to do with Russia or Donald Trump!!!