They’re not even hiding it anymore.
On top of recent accusations of money laundering, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked for a Russian oligarch to advance the interests of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to a report from The Associated Press. As early as 2005, Manafort signed a $10 million annual contract with Putin ally Oleg Deripaska to “influence politics, … Continued
[DIGEST: CNN, New York Times] For the second time in two months––and with less than three months until Election Day–– Donald Trump’s campaign has undergone a major staff shakeup. Trump named Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of conservative website Breitbart News, as his campaign’s chief executive. He also promoted Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and … Continued
[DIGEST: Politico, New York Times] This morning, Paul Manafort, the chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, denied allegations that he’d received $12.7 million in cash payments from Ukraine’s former ruling party between 2007 and 2012. The report, published in the New York Times yesterday, asserts that the money could be part of an illegal, off-the-books system. … Continued