Adding to the developing case of criminal conduct during the 2016 elections, former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his deputy campaign manager Rick Gates were served two more charges by Robert Mueller and the special counsel.
The single page court document was filed at the District Court for the District of Columbia. The new accusations are sealed and provide no further details in the case.
Part of the campaign for five months, Manafort and Gates were some of the first targets of Mueller. Having been employed by the Podesta Group, Manafort did work lobbying Ukrainian executives.
Indicted by Robert Mueller last October, the two campaign officials are facing charges that include conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and failure to file as a foreign agent.
Both Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Last Friday, Robert Mueller announced that he had uncovered additional criminal conduct committed by Manafort. Not entirely related to the campaign, liberal media was eager to highlight charges of conspiracy.
Finding evidence of bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracies, Mueller has been investigating Manafort’s mortgage payments. Investigating mortgage payments related to a house in Fairfax, Virginia, Mueller is using taxpayer dollars to find Russian collusion in the presidential election.
The property in the Washington suburb has been the subject of a series of fraudulent conduct. Uncovered by Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Russian interference, the accusations do little to help identify hostile foreigners.
Desperate for a means to vindicate the defeated Hillary Clinton, the liberal left has constructed a McCarthyite witch hunt. The fervent hunt for Russians has begun to take its toll on deep state institutions like the media and the FBI.
Twenty-four-hour coverage of a Russian hoax has left many people feeling depressed and unsatisfied, if not angry about the country. The resources being allocated to the Federal Bureau of Investigation is coming under scrutiny after reports surfaced indicating the FBI was warned multiple times about the dangers of Nikolas Cruz.
Quickly becoming the punching bag of the Mueller probe, Manafort has been under house arrest since he was first charged. Arrangements for bail, while sealed, are still being negotiated by the legal teams.
Part of the collateral offered to the courts was the Fairfax property. Promising to pay bail with one of his homes, Mueller’s office felt concerns over the bank loans obtained for the property.
Claiming Manafort doctored financial statements relating to the lobbying firm he was employed by, Mueller obtained the mortgage from the Chicago based Federal Savings Bank. Cooking the books and manufacturing false profit-loss sheets, Manafort was able to overstate his income.
Suggesting he made millions of dollars more than he actually did, Manafort is being accused of defrauding a federal bank. The prosecution has offered to add even more evidence against the defense at the next bail hearing.
The Federal Savings Bank is led by Stephen Calk. Calk served as an economic advisor to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
Robert Mueller has begun to ramp up the investigation as pressure begins building on individuals under scrutiny. In addition to the sealed charges against Manafort and Gates, Mueller has also sent an indictment against lawyer Alex van der Zwaan.
The Dutch lawyer was served federal charges for lying to Mueller’s investigative team.
The son in law of a Russian oligarch, Zwaan did work in 2012 on the trial against Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. Working for a British law firm, the lawyer drafted a report used by President Yanukovych, Manafort’s client.
Using the report to detain the former prime minister, the Ukrainian parliament was lobbied by Manafort and Gates to facilitate the actions of the pro-Russian president.
Conducting business using secret offshore bank accounts, Mueller claims to have uncovered secret payments which show conclusive connections to Russia.
Along with the charges unsealed against Zwaan, 13 Russians have been charged by the special counsel for their use of Facebook in October 2016. Finding evidence that ads were purchased, and groups were created, 13 Russians were able to sow mass dissent in America.