White House to hold news briefing amid Manafort indictment

By Allen Cone

Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The White House will have a response Monday afternoon to charges announced against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders is scheduled to hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. EDT.


Sanders will be asked about a 12-count indictment Monday naming Manafort and former business associate Rick Gates.

Manafort is charged with conspiracy and tax fraud.

Separately, George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, secretly pleaded guilty as part of the probe to making false statements during an interview with the FBI.

Sanders may also be asked about possibly nominating a new Federal Reserve chairperson this week to replace Janet Yellen early next year.

The president also leaves Friday for a 12-day trip to Asia that starts with a stop in Hawaii.

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