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The 12-count Manafort and Gates indictment, annotated

October 30, 2017 at 11:12 AM

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President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Manafort's former business associate Rick Gates and Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos have all been charged in the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)

President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort's former business partner Rick Gates have both been indicted in the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, headed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

There are 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and making false statements.

Below is the full text of the indictment (a PDF can be found here), with the crucial parts highlighted and analyzed. To see an annotation, click on the yellow text.


The Grand Jury for the District of Columbia charges:


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Aaron Blake is senior political reporter, writing for The Fix. A Minnesota native, he has also written about politics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Hill newspaper.

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