Paul Manafort and Rick Gates — two top Trump staffers during the 2016 campaign — have been indicted in federal court in the latest development from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
In July,we learnedthat Manafort — Trump’s former campaign chair — attended a meeting Donald Trump Jr. set up with a Russian lawyer last year to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. Later that month, theFBI raided Manafort’s housefor documents. His business associates, fromPR firmstohis former lawyer and his current spokesperson, are being slammed with subpoenas from Mueller’s team.Manafort’s son-in-lawhas reportedly been approached and asked to cooperate with the investigation.
Later, we learned that that Manafort was wiretapped, that Mueller’s team told him to expect an indictment, and that he tried to set up private briefings for a Russian billionaire while chairing Trump’s campaign.