(SAN FRANCISCO, February 22, 2018)—The following is a statement by Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer about new charges brought today by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against former Donald Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner.

The new indictment—containing 32 felony charges—has been anticipated in Mueller’s investigation of Manafort and Rick Gates on fraud, money laundering, and other financial crimes. Manafort served as Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016, while Gates served as a top official on the campaign.

“These new charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are further proof that Donald Trump’s campaign was aligned with criminal activity and had deep Russian ties. Manafort, who acted as Trump’s campaign chairman, and Gates, who was a top campaign advisor,  received tens of millions of dollars from a Putin agent—and lied about it. It’s hard to believe that Trump had no idea that this was going on under his watch as he campaigned for the Oval Office. We demand that Trump come clean with the truth and face the consequences and that all members of Congress start impeachment proceeding immediately.”