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Paul Manafort files motion to dismiss Mueller indictment in Virginia

Paul Manafort. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Paul Manafort's legal team has filed a motion to dismiss the indictment, filed in Virginia, brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which includes three charges for tax fraud from 2010 to 2014, failing to file reports from his foreign bank accounts, and bank fraud related to various property loans in the U.S.

Why it matters: Rick Gates, Manafort's former business partner and President Trump's former deputy campaign chairman, pleaded guilty to financial fraud and lying to investigators. Manafort has not followed suit, and his second motion to dismiss suggests his team is playing the long game — even though they recognize they're going up against a Special Counsel with massive resources Manafort can't possibly match.