President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has gone to the FBI’s offices in Washington to face charges as part of an investigation into the Trump campaign’s links to Russia. He was shown on CNN as he turned himself in at 7:15 a.m. with his lawyer.
The development came minutes after The New York Times reported that Mr. 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 Mr. Manafort’s former business associate, Rick Gates, was also asked to turn himself in. But Mr. Gates did not arrive with Mr. 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 election in that country.
A former director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, was appointed 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.
He served as part of the Trump campaign from June to August 2016. However, he was forced to resign over reports he received millions in illegal payments from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.