Special Counsel Brings New Charges Against Ex-Trump Campaign Associates
Robert Mueller has filed additional charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate, dramatically increasing the pressure and the stakes.
- Published 22 February 2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and significantly increases the legal jeopardy facing Paul Manafort, who managed Trump’s campaign for several months in 2016, and longtime associate Rick Gates. Both had already faced the prospect of at least a decade in prison…