Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is turning himself in Monday to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates has been told to turn himself in, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
Gates is a longtime business associate of Manafort, having worked together since the mid-2000s.
Manafort and Gates were indicted under seal on Friday, the source said. The indictments are expected to be unsealed later Monday. The extent of the charges was not immediately known.
The charges against two top officials from President Donald Trump’s campaign signals a dramatic new phase of Mueller’s wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and members of Trump’s team as well as potential obstruction of justice and financial crimes.
A White House spokesman told CNN the Trump administration “may not have a response at all” regarding the charges.