We now know who Bob Mueller’s first indictment is in his Russian collusion probe. Paul Manafort, who at one time ran Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has surrendered to the F.B.I.
Reports the New York Times:
Paul Manafort surrendered to federal authorities Monday morning, after a person close to the case said the first charges were filed in a special counsel investigation.
The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, 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. Also charged was Mr. Manafort’s former business associate Rick Gates, who was also told to surrender on Monday, the person said.
Mr. Manafort walked into the F.B.I.’s field office in Washington at about 8:15 a.m. with his lawyer.
Gates was essentially Manafort’s right-hand man and stayed on with the campaign after Manafort formally left.
The charges are related to tax evasion and money laundering.
Expect Manafort to start singing like a bird.
It goes without saying that Twitter is on fire.