Photos & Video Of Paul Manafort After He Was Ordered To Surrender Are Weirdly Calm
After news broke that the first indictments in the Robert Mueller investigation would come on Monday, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort likely had an inkling that he might be the subject of one of them. Previously, he had publicly said that he expected an indictment. Now, the first photos and video of Manafort after charges were filed have emerged, and Manafort has already turned himself in to federal authorities. His longtime associate Rick Gates, the second man charged today in connection to the Russia investigation, is expected to do the same.
Manafort has already arrived at FBI headquarters, after having gone directly there from his home in Alexandria, Virginia, and the media was on hand to capture it all.
While The Washington Post reports that this indictment came as a surprise to both Manafort and Gates, Manafort's name has been one of the top subjects of speculation about a potential first Mueller indictment for months already. In July, the FBI raided his home after acquiring a no-knock warrant, implying that Mueller already had significant evidence of wrongdoing on Manafort's part. Later, reports broke that prosecutors had informed Manafort that they planned to indict him. If Manafort looks calm and collected in this shots, that probably has something to do with it.
A Secretive Car Ride
Manafort apparently tried to shield his face, but the press was waiting for him as soon as he left his house.
The Car Ride Over
The man driving the car is Manafort's lawyer, who also walked with him into the FBI Washington field office.
Here, you can see Manafort and his lawyer walk briskly from the car towards the FBI office, with journalists already there to ask questions.
Heading Into The FBI Office
Manafort and his lawyer then walk into the FBI building through the front door, greeting two officials on the way in.
Manafort & His Lawyer
These stills give you a closer look at the facial expressions of Manafort and his lawyer as Manafort goes to turn himself into federal authorities.
The Whole Walk In
This captures Manafort's whole walk in, including the small crowd of journalists and photographers that he and his lawyer walked through. They did not appear to answer any questions.
The indictment charging Manafort and Gates includes 12 various counts — conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, and false statements, among several others. Manafort may have entered the FBI headquarters under his own volition, but it's likely that he could be in federal custody for a long time to come.