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Kildee comments on indictments of Manafort, Gates

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, left, leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, left, leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington.
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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, surrendered to federal authorities Monday in the first charges stemming from the special investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

>>Read more: Manafort, Gates told to surrender in Mueller's Russia probe<<

Manafort and Gates surrendered to federal authorities in Washington, and are expected in court later Monday to face charges brought by Mueller's team, according to one person familiar with the investigation. A second person said that Gates had worked out an arrangement to turn himself in on Monday.

Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing federal probe on the record.

The charges, which have not been made public, are the first in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. 

The indictments are stirring reaction from local lawmakers. 

The following is a statement from Congressman Dan Kildee: 

“Today’s charges against two top Trump aides are serious and unprecedented. The crimes alleged underscore the importance and gravity of special counsel Mueller’s investigation.

“It is critical that special counsel Mueller be able to continue his investigation without interference, including from the President or his administration. This ongoing investigation should follow the facts, wherever they may lead.”

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