THREE TRUMP AIDES CHARGED

Three Trump campaign officials have been charged with tax evasion and money-laundering, after allegedly funnelling millions of dollars through shell companies with the intention of hiding the money from the US government, as well as for lying to the FBI.

The charges are the first to arise from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with the Russian government. However, the charges do not relate to illegal acts of collusion with Russia.