Dems Pounce on Manafort, Tolls Planned for LBJ East, Sporting Halloween Garb: Your Monday Evening Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.No link to Trump? Press secretary's 'outright lies' on indictments prompt call to resign from Texas Rep. CastroTexas Republicans kept mum on Monday at news that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and two other former aides face federal charges. Democrats pounced on the development as vindication and one demanded the resignation of the White House press secretary for peddling "outright lies" by denying any link between the indictments and the president.Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign's chairman for several months in 2016, was indicted on 12 counts of tax evasion and money laundering, along with his deputy, Rick Gates. Special counsel Robert Mueller also obtained a guilty plea on Oct. 5 — unsealed Monday, with the other two indictments — from George Papadopoulos, a member of the campaign's foreign policy team.Democrats pounced on the development as vindication."What new twitter war will @POTUS create today to deflect from #TrumpRussia investigation," wondered Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth.Commentary: Paul Manafort’s indictment begins a complicated story, writes Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman.In Congress: Republicans promise their tax plan will help the middle class, but who fits that bill?  Continue reading...

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