Related Court Documents and a selected overview of articles pertaining to the indictments:
U.S. v. Paul J. Manafort, Jr., and Richard W. Gates III (1:17-cr-201, District of Columbia)
Paul J. Manafort, Jr., of Alexandria, Va., and Richard W. Gates III, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 27, 2017, in the District of Columbia. The indictment contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts. The case was unsealed on Oct. 30, 2017, after the defendants were permitted to surrender themselves to the custody of the FBI.
U.S. v. George Papadopoulos (1:17-cr-182, District of Columbia)
George Papadopoulos, of Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty on Oct. 5, 2017, to making false statements to FBI agents, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001. The case was unsealed on Oct. 30, 2017.
“Papadopoulos has to stay within US, surrendered passport and is prohibited from contacting certain US individuals, per court papers. $10 million bond, house arrest, ankle bracelet.”
- Politico Magazine – ‘The Russians Have Succeeded Beyond Their Wildest Expectations’- “Former intelligence chief James Clapper says President Trump is dead wrong about Russian interference in America’s elections. And they’re going to get away with it again, he warns. …”Clapper responded. “I mean, the Russians succeeded, I believe, beyond their wildest expectations. Their first objective in the election was to sow discontent, discord and disruption in our political life, and they have succeeded to a fare-thee-well. They have accelerated, amplified the polarization and the divisiveness in this country and they’ve undermined our democratic system. They wanted to create doubt in the minds of the public about our government and about our system, and they succeeded to a fare-thee-well.” “They’ve been emboldened,” he added, “and they will continue to do this.”
- Newsweek – Dirt on Hillary Clinton: Did Russian Operatives Use It to Lure George Papadopoulos, a Trump Campaign Adviser?
- The Atlantic – Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started
- POGO – As Grand Jury Issues Indictment, Congress Should Continue Bipartisan Russian Investigations
- The New York Times – Investigations of Manafort in New York Are Beyond Trump’s Power to Pardon
- Wired – How to Interpret Robert Mueller’s Charges Against Paul Manafort
- CNN – The Russia Investigation