The New York Times just broke the story:
Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities Monday morning, the first charges in a special counsel investigation, according to a person involved in the case.
Neither Gates nor Manafort could be reached for comment. Therefore CNN is now safe from the axe–the indictments appear to be on the level. Or the leakers are now expanding to include the NYT’s Matt Apuzo.
My bet is that it’s real.