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A memorable day in Washington -- in photos

Posted October 30, 2017 2:55 p.m. EDT

— Early morning light lands on the North Portico of the White House in Washington. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his ex-business partner Rick Gates, who also served on the campaign, turned themselves in to federal authorities Monday in relation to the special counsel's investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

Manafort, left, leaves his home in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort and Gates surrendered to federal authorities Monday.

The indictment of United States of America v. Paul J. Manafort Jr. and Richard W. Gates III.

A member of the media conducts a live broadcast outside of the FBI field office in Washington where Manafort and Gates turned themselves in. They are being charged with money laundering and tax evasion in the federal investigation into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia. Both pleaded not guilty.

Manafort, left, arrives at the FBI field office in Washington alongside his attorney.

Traffic moves up and down 16th Street Northwest, north of the White House, on Monday morning. President Donald Trump tweeted: "Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren't Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????"

"....Also, there is NO COLLUSION!" he added.

People enter the federal court building in Washington. Later Monday morning, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders answers reporters' questions concerning the indictments of Manafort and Gates and the guilty plea from Papadopoulos in relation to the special counsel's investigation during a news conference at the White House on Monday afternoon.

The United States Capitol building is seen as the Republican-controlled Congress prepares for a hectic week unveiling and promoting its tax reform plan.

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