Manafort becomes suspect in the case of Russia’s interference with U.S. presidential election

17:41, 30 October 2017

Paul Manafort, the ex-leader of Donald Trump’s election campaign, is now the suspect in the high-profile case of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. The politician already surrendered to the FBI.

Manafort and his lawyer arrived in Washington for further investigation into the case. As of 4 p.m. Monday, there is no information what kind of charges he faced. However, some sources assume that Trump’s ex-counselor could be avoiding taxes and lobbying interests of foreign partners.

Previously, Manafort appeared in the case of black accounts of the Party of Regions, the now disbanded Ukrainian political force, which favored closer political, economic and cultural ties with Russia. The charges against Manafort were brought by Robert Mueller, special prosecutor who has been looking into Russia’s interference with the presidential election in the U.S.