Watch live: WH holds briefing after Manafort indictment announcement

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer questions from reporters Monday afternoon.

Earlier Monday, President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, turned himself in to the FBI on Monday after being indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States.

It is the first indictment to come from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


The indictment includes Manafort’s former business partner Rick Gates, who was ousted from the pro-Trump group America First Policies in April.

Manafort turned himself in at the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office on Monday morning.

The charges are related to work done by Manafort and Gates on behalf of a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. Mueller alleges they were paid tens of millions of dollars for that work and then laundered the money “in order to hide Ukraine payments from United States authorities."

The White House briefing is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m.

Watch live in the video above.