charges announced yesterday against Paul Manafort, a former campaign
manager to President Donald Trump, as part of a US probe into Russian
meddling in the 2016 election, include money laundering as well as the
lesser-known offence of conspiracy against the United States.
indictment was the first released by Justice Department special counsel
Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian efforts to tilt
last year’s vote in Trump’s favour.
The Kremlin denies meddling. Trump denies colluding with the Russians.
neither Trump nor his campaign is mentioned in the indictment, Mueller
could be aiming to pressure Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, who
is also charged, to cooperate in the larger collusion …read more
Source: Gulf times