By Ross Ketschke 2/16/2018
BREAKING NEWS – Special Counsel Robert Mueller says a Grand Jury has returned the indictments of 13 Russian nationals and three Russia-based entities operating in the United States. The charges include conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in an effort to disrupt the 2016 Presidential Election.
The Russian nationals join Trump Campaign members Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Rick Gates in the growing list of individuals criminally charged in Mueller’s investigation. These indictments come as Gates’s legal team is finalizing a plea deal with the Special Counsel.
Flynn and Papadopoulos plead guilty to lying to the FBI last year. Manafort has been ordered under house arrest since October 2017.
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