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Politics Today: Manafort, Gates, and Papadopoulos

Members of Trump administration set American politics on edge

Pictured left to right: Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos

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Pictured left to right: Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos

Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor

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Oct. 30, 2017 – The American political scene suffered a battering of startling developments in the early hours of Monday, October 30th.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates have both been indicted.

Manafort and Gates had been heavily involved in public relations with Ukraine, under a governmental agreement that they would report their work and income, which they did not do. Although they had lied to keep their laundering scheme undercover, the men turned themselves in to Robert Mueller.

Manafort was found to have laundered around $12 million, using the money for purchases of luxury vehicles, art, and various other personal services. See CNN.com’s list here.

Manafort and Gates have plead not guilty, and are now on house arrest on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the U.S., conspiracy to launder money, making false statements, and being an unregistered agent of a foreign official.

Beyond the Manafort and Gates situation, former foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign George Papadopoulos has been caught lying to the FBI.

After having been arrested in July, Papadopoulos has admitted to lying to the FBI and to have remained in contact with Russians, claiming that it was under the pretense that they may have been in possession of emails containing ‘dirt’ on 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The recent charges against Trump administration members strengthen the suspicion that Russia may have meddled with the presidential election of 2016.

Maria Koliopoulos

Maria became a member of The Flightline in January of 2016. She is a senior this year involved in show choir at Skutt Catholic and is probably climbing a tree or drawing outside of school. You can email her at [email protected]

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