Mueller May Have Sent Signal With Monday's News

Manafort case not linked to Trump, but Mueller revealed campaign adviser's guilty plea, too
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2017 3:18 PM CDT
In this June 21, 2017 file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(Newser) – It's been a busy day on the Robert Mueller front, with tax and money laundering charges leveled against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, along with news of a guilty plea from former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who admitted lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian foreign nationals. Manafort had to post $10 million bond and Gates $5 million before release, reports the Los Angeles Times, and both pleaded not guilty. None of their charges directly related to the Trump campaign, which the president himself was happy to point out, but the Papadopoulos case is a different matter. So where do things stand? Here's a look at developments and assessments:

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