Two indictments and a plea bargain related to Trump campaign digging for Hillary dirt UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

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Two indictments and a plea bargain related to Trump campaign digging for Hillary dirt UPDATE

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 9:20 AM

click to enlarge HAPPIER DAYS: Trump and Manafort during campaign. - NBC FILE PHOTO
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  • HAPPIER DAYS: Trump and Manafort during campaign.

Washington Post:

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates have been charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and making false statements.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Baghdad Bob of the Trump administration, surely will emerge shortly to complain about the lack of attention to Hillary Clinton's e-mails. Or the utterly bogus uranium misdirection play.

These indictments don't mention Trump or his campaign. But hold onto your hats.


Former Trump adviser George Papadopolous pleaded guilty several weeks ago to making false statements to FBI. His alleged lies include ground covered while he was working for the campaign and communicating with Russians about dirt on Hillary, specifically e-mails they possessed.  He struck a plea bargain, detailed in court records unsealed today. The records had been sealed after his arrest in late July so the direction of the special counsel's probe wouldn't become known to others, court papers said. The FBI said some evidence of lying were Facebook comments made by Papadopoulos about foreign contacts that he later scrubbed from the page after questions arose. Example of lies:

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Here's the full charge, which includes direct allegation of collusion between campaign and Russians:

Here's the Pappadopoulos plea bargain agreement.

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