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Trump Associate, Paul Manafort, Surrenders To FBI

A political associate of President Donald Trump turned himself at the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation’s field office in Washington, D.C.

Manafort is Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman. He was shown on CNN as he turned himself in at 7:15 a.m.

The development came minutes after The New York Times reported that Manafort had been asked to turn himself in as part of an ongoing special counsel investigation into possible collusion between Mr. Trump’s campaign and some Russians.

The Times also reported that  Manafort’s former business associate, Rick Gates, was also asked to turn himself in. But Gates did not arrive with Manafort at the FBI office in the U.S. capital.

It is not immediately clear what charges would be filed against Messrs. Manafort and Gates. Media reports suggest their arrests may have more to do with tax charges than alleged Russian interference with the 2016 presidential elections that country.

A former director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, was appointed as a special counsel to look into the controversies surrounding the 2016 elections.

CNN first reported on Friday that Mr. Mueller had secured some indictments in the probe.

They are both expected to be interviewed by FBI investigators with possibility of being arraigned before a district court later Monday.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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