If Greater Nashua residents relied only on The Telegraph for news, we would have not have heard about the recent indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, nine counts each that include conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, failing to register as a foreign agent, failing to disclose foreign banking activity and making false statements.
We also would not know that George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign, has pleaded guilty to making false statements and “material omissions” to the FBI about the nature of links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
All of this came to light recently, except in The Telegraph. To be fair to the newspaper, there was an editorial in today’s (Wednesday’s) paper saying the Manafort and Gates charges are “of great concern,” although it seemed to minimize their connection to the Trump campaign and omitted Papdopoulos’s guilty plea.
We aren’t sure why this wasn’t covered, as it was the first indictments of a special prosecutor looking into collusion between the Russian government and a presidential campaign, including a charge of conspiracy against the United States, an extraordinary event.