President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, arrived at the FBI’s Washington Field Office this morning, to face twelve counts, including conspiracy against the United States. President Trump’s lawyer maintains that there is no damaging information on the president, though political and legal experts say this is probably just the beginning of the total outcome of the investigation.
Shortly after, the indictments were made public, it was disclosed that George Papadopoulos, former foreign-policy adviser to the Trump campaign, had quietly pleaded guilty on October 5, to making false statements to the FBI in connection with this investigation into Russian meddling and collusion. In documents made public this morning, Papadopoulos admitted to working with high-level Russian government reps and offered to serve as liaison to the Trump campaign.
President Trump, responded to the charges this morning on twitter saying, “Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????….Also, there is NO COLLUSION!” Court papers clearly lay out that the charges pertain to a time period during the campaign.