Mueller Hits Paul Manafort, Rick Gates With 32 New Charges

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday filed 32 new charges against Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, and Rick Gates, his deputy. Manafort, who was previously charged with fraud and money laundering, now also faces tax charges. The trial is set to be later this year, but has no set date and has been subject to delays from both sides. This comes as Mueller recently indicted Alex van der Zwann, an associate of Gates, and 13 Russians from the Internet Research Agency, which was part of the effort of Kremlin-linked operatives interfering with the 2016 presidential election. The Daily Beast also reported on Thursday that Gates had fired his lawyer, who had attempted to strike a plea deal for the client.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast