More Russian ties to Trump’s manager Paul Manafort have been exposed by an anti-corruption investigation in Ukraine, where he used to advise the pro-Russian President.
From the New York Times:
On a leafy side street off Independence Square in Kiev is an office used for years by Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, when he consulted for Ukraine’s ruling political party. His furniture and personal items were still there as recently as May.
And Mr. Manafort’s presence remains elsewhere here in the capital, where government investigators examining secret records have found his name, as well as companies he sought business with, as they try to untangle a corrupt network they say was used to loot Ukrainian assets and influence elections during the administration of Mr. Manafort’s main client, former President Viktor F. Yanukovych.
Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials.
Just another indication of the shady connections between Trump’s campaign and Putin. This is the same guy who said he had nothing to do with the change in the Republican platform from a pro-Ukrainian position to one more favorable to Putin – it turned out that he just brazenly lied about it.
So what’s the deal here? Is he still secretly working for Putin? Is it just a coincidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and it showed up at Wikileaks to damage Hillary? It just gets worse and worse.
And in a funny twist, the forlorn lover of Trump, Corey Lewandowski, tweeted out the story in a desperate attempt to damage his new campaign manager:
Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief https://t.co/7bh7iIHHaY
— Corey R. Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) August 15, 2016
Clearly, he just wants his job back. What a load of scumbags and losers.
OH, and I almost forgot another coincidence – when Ivanka takes time off from the grueling campaign, guess which good friend she hangs out with? Would you believe… Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend?
Ivanka Trump is taking a break from the campaign trail to vacation with friends.
The daughter of GOP nominee Donald Trump shared a scenic snap with Wendi Deng Murdoch, the ex-wife of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, from Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Trump, 34, was spotted with husband Jared Kushner in the city’s old town, seemingly taking a couple’s vacation without their three children – Arabella, 5, Joseph, 2, and Theodore, 4 months.
Deng Murdoch was actually responsible for setting up Trump and Kushner.
Wait, seriously? Putin’s girlfriend introduced Ivanka to her current husband. Well OK then.
— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) August 14, 2016
I need a stiff drink.