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Report Reveals Paul Manafort Lobbied For This Russian Billionaire's Secret Plan

Earlier this week, FBI director sent shockwaves through the news cycle by acknowledging that there is an ongoing investigation into potential ties between President Donald Trump, his administration and members of the Russian government. While there’s no confirmation that there’s any fire behind all of that smoke, some observers are taking the investigation as a clear sign of guilt. As the Daily Mail reports, that camp has just received another talking point to help bolster the argument.

Reports are making the rounds that Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, had a fruitful business relationship with Russian aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who just so happens to be a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort was reportedly paid $10 million per year, and that was partially due to the fact that he was expected to he was advance the interests of Putin. Memos released with his name attached do not present the relationship in a positive light.

“We are now of the belief that this model can greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success,” Manafort wrote in a 2005 memo to Deripaska.

Manafort has acknowledged a business relationship with Deripaska, but he says that’s as far as it went.

“I worked with Oleg Deripaska almost a decade ago representing him on business and personal matters in countries where he had investments. My work for Mr. Deripaska did not involve representing Russian political interests,” he said.

We’ll have to wait and see if that was the case or not, but this is certainly a bad look for the White House, which has attempted to distance itself as much as possible. That’s a pretty tall order, as Manafort once held the title of Trump campaign chairman. White House press secretary Sean Spicer deferred questions when asked about the matter, noting that it would be “inappropriate for us to comment on a person who is not a White House employee.”

Source: Mail Online
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