Robert Mueller; Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon)
Where there’s smoke, there is usually fire. It may seem like a month ago, but only last week a grand jury impaneled by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller issued the first indictments in the Russia scandal. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was charged with making false statements under oath, conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, working as an unregistered agent for a foreign country and various other financial crimes.
Manafort’s assistant, Rick Gates, was charged with similar crimes. Manafort’s indictment was long expected, given his many decades of close …read more