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Bustos weighs in on Manafort, Gates indictments

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U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) is weighing in on the indictments of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Manafort business associate Rick Gates. 

“It deeply saddens me as an American that we’re at the point where a member of the president’s senior campaign team just pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his ongoing communication with Vladimir Putin’s government," said Bustos. "Additionally, today’s separate indictments against President Trump’s former campaign manager and his associate for making false statements to the FBI, money laundering and conspiracy against the United States make very clear that this is just the beginning."

Bustos said special counsel Robert Mueller should be allowed to continue his investigation "without interference" in light of the investigation, calling it a matter of national security. 

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