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Special Counsel Mueller Unveils Charges Against 3 Trump Aides

Accepted submission by DeathMonkey at 2017-10-30 15:45:21

The Justice Department unveiled charges against three former Donald Trump aides on Monday in the first major public action by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump's former campaign chairman and a top aide were charged with "conspiracy against the United States," "conspiracy to launder money" and other charges on Monday morning. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were expected in court in Washington by the afternoon.

The Justice Department also announced that a former campaign foreign policy aide, George Papadopoulos, had pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. Papadopoulos, according to court documents, had extensive contacts with people he knew were connected to the Russian government, including one who told him Russia had "dirt" on then-candidate Hillary Clinton. []

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