White House: No sign of collusion in campaign aides’ indictments – video

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, says the indictments of two former Trump campaign aides – Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos – have nothing to do with President Donald Trump or his campaign and show no evidence of collusion between the campaign and Russia. Sanders went on to accuse the Clinton campaign of collusion 

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The Russia scandal has gone from phony war to heavy shelling | Richard Wolffe

Gone are the days when we need to debate about what constitutes ‘collusion’ and whether that’s any standard to judge the Trump campaign

Indictments do strange things inside a White House. They twist the minds of an already neurotic nest of frenemies, turning suspicions into paranoia, press leaks into prosecutorial intelligence and financial concerns into colossal legal bills.

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Paul Manafort: how decades of serving dictators led to role as Trump’s go-to guy

A $75m spending spree, allegedly using funds from the former Soviet bloc, appears to have caught up with Donald Trump’s one-time campaign manager

A home improvement company in the Hamptons, New York, is on the list for more than $5m. An antique clothing store in Alexandria, Virginia, is down for almost $1m. A men’s clothing store in New York: $849,215. A clothing store in Beverly Hills, California: $520,440. A contractor in Florida: $432,487.

An indictment unsealed on Monday morning lists dozens of alleged payments by Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, to stores and businesses since 2008.In nearly all the transactions, cash flowed from accounts in tax havens such as Cyprus and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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