Manafort, Gates plead not guilty in grand jury indictment


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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates pleaded not guilty yesterday after being indicted on 12 counts by a federal grand jury as part of the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign officials in the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort and Gates pleaded not guilty to all charges.

A judge set bond at 10 million dollars for Manafort, and 5 million dollars for Gates. Both sides agreed to home detention.

An attorney for Manafort, referencing earlier tweets and statements from the president said that "President Donald Trump was correct, and that there is no evidence the Trump Campaign colluded with the Russia government.

 

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