Attorney fired by Trump predicts more charges in Russia probe


Preet Bharara, a former U.S. attorney who was fired by President Trump, took to Twitter Monday, following Paul Manafort’s high-profile indictment, to predict more charges to come.

He shared a screenshot of a portion of the released court filings with the caption: “Through his false statements and omissions, defendant PAPADOPOULOS impeded the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the existence of any links or coordination between individuals associated with the Campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.”

Papadopoulos earlier this month pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents investigating possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government.

The Department of Justice unsealed the court filings shortly after it announced charges against two other high-ranking Trump campaign officials: Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

On Sunday, Bharara, who announced he was fired in March after refusing to resign when asked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said it is important to watch Trump’s reaction to the first charges in the Mueller probe, noting Trump’s reactions could be used as evidence.

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