Oct 30, 2017

Paul Manafort reportedly surrendering to authorities in Russia probe

Paul Manafort leaving his home in Alexandria, Va. Monday morning. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has reportedly been told to surrender to federal authorities as part of Special Counsel Bob Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the NYT's Matt Apuzzo reports. CNN reports Manafort will turn himself in.

Be smart: The FBI rarely charges just one person, and this is likely just the beginning.

The nature of the charges were not immediately clear but Manafort has been under investigation for violating tax law, money laundering, and his foreign lobbying disclosures. Manafort's business associate, Rick Gates, was also reportedly told to surrender.

Go deeper: How the probe closed in on Manafort

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Pence aide says intel report of Russia helping Trump is "false information"

Marc Short. Screenshot: Fox News

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, claimed on "Fox News Sunday" that the White House has not received intelligence that Russia is seeking to help President Trump win re-election, calling it "false information" that has been selectively leaked by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.

The big picture: Short and national security adviser Robert O'Brien both dismissed reports published in the Washington Post and New York Times last week about a briefing provided by top election security official Shelby Pierson, an aide to outgoing acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire.

Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

Clyburn: Sanders' "socialist" label will be "extra burden" in House races

Jim Clyburn with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that Sen. Bernie Sanders' identification as a democratic socialist may be an "extra burden" in down-ballot House races if he were to win the Democratic nomination.

Why it matters: Clyburn's comments echo fears from many establishment Democrats, who worry the House majority they won in 2018 by taking moderate seats carried by President Trump could be at risk with Sanders at the top of the ticket.