Insiders Say Trump Fumed Over Russia Indictments
DC is braced for Mueller's next step
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2017 5:39 AM CDT
Updated Oct 31, 2017 5:45 AM CDT
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Paul Manafort leaves Federal District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – President Trump handed candy out to trick-or-treaters Monday night after a day that spooked both Republicans and Democrats. Robert Mueller's escalation of the Russia probe with the indictments of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and deputy Rick Gates has left Democrats worried that Trump could shut down the investigation and Republicans worried that legislative plans including tax reform could be set aside, the Washington Post reports. Analysts say Mueller is likely to bring more charges, and the ones already announced could cause legal battles that will last into 2019. "We are in a real testing time for democracy," says Brookings Institution scholar Thomas Mann. "You really have to go back to Watergate to find anything of this scope and dimension." The latest developments:

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