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Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Hands Himself Over To FBI

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Donald Trump's Campaign Manager Hands Himself Over To FBI

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has gone to the FBI's offices in Washington to face charges, as part of an investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged links to Russia.

Mr Manafort, 68, walked into the FBI Headquarters in Washington DC at 8.15am local time alongside his lawyer.

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He served as manager of the Trump campaign from June to August 2016. However, he was forced to resign over reports he received millions in illegal payments from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.

The charges being brought against Mr Manafort have not yet been made public by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, but are believed to be related to Donald Trump's campaign's links to Russia.

The FBI conducted an early morning raid of Mr Manafort's home in Virginia in July, with prosecutors warning that he may be charged at the time.

It comes after Trump took to Twitter yesterday, referencing what he called the "phony Trump/Russia 'collusion' which doesn't exist."

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The FBI investigation, headed by special counsel Robert Mueller, is looking into any links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

As part of the inquiry, a number of extensive interviews have been conducted with several current and former White House officials.

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Topics: American, News, US News, Donald Trump, FBI, Arrest, Russia

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