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    New details emerge on possible payments to Paul Manafort by pro-Russian Ukrainian gov’t
    Aug20

    New details emerge on possible payments to Paul Manafort by pro-Russian Ukrainian gov’t

    Entries made in a secret ledger between 2007 and 2012 reveal multiple payments of over $1 million, but it’s unclear if those payments ever went through …read more Source:...

    Report: FBI, Justice Dept. Investigating Manafort As Part of Ukraine Probe
    Aug20

    Report: FBI, Justice Dept. Investigating Manafort As Part of Ukraine Probe

    Prosecutors at the FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the work of Paul Manafort’s firm as part of a probe into possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, according to a new report. The wide-ranging investigation, detailed by CNN, is looking into whether U.S. companies and the...

    The Atlantic Daily: Manafort, Lochte, and Other Bad Reputations
    Aug20

    The Atlantic Daily: Manafort, Lochte, and Other Bad Reputations

    What We’re FollowingNo Man Is a Fortress: Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, stepped down today following a scandal over his involvement with a pro-Russian political regime in Ukraine. Manafort, a 40-year campaign veteran, was once expected to make Trump’s operation more professional; now, it’s up to Trump...

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign
    Aug20

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

    The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine’s pro-Russian political leaders, including his firm’s role… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    The Atlantic  Politics & Policy Daily: The Manafortress Crumbles
    Aug20

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Manafortress Crumbles

    Today in 5 LinesPaul Manafort resigned as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Florida Governor Rick Scott confirmed that Miami Beach has local transmission of the Zika virus, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its Zika travel warning to the area. The White House announced President Obama will travel to Baton Rouge,...

    Inside the fall of Paul Manafort
    Aug20

    Inside the fall of Paul Manafort

    Earlier this month, Paul Manafort met with Donald Trump and suggested that they put in place a succession plan for the upper ranks of the Republican nominee’s flailing presidential campaign, according to three campaign sources with direct knowledge of the events that led to Manafort’s resignation on Friday morning as campaign...

    Putin Visits Crimea After Ukraine Warns of ‘Full-Scale Russian Invasion’
    Aug19

    Putin Visits Crimea After Ukraine Warns of ‘Full-Scale Russian Invasion’

    Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea is sure to inflame tensions with Ukraine even further and comes on the heels of stark warnings from Kiev. …read more Source: Foreign...

    What If Trump Got Hacked Too?
    Aug19

    What If Trump Got Hacked Too?

    The story seemed so neatly self-contained: Someone hacked the Democratic National Convention. Those hackers were connected to the Russian government, according to U.S. intelligence and outside experts alike. And then someone leaked a tranche of DNC emails just as the Democrats were gathering for their convention in Philadelphia—an optimally...

    Lewandowski On Manafort Resigning: Trump Camp Didn’t Want ‘Distraction’
    Aug19

    Lewandowski On Manafort Resigning: Trump Camp Didn’t Want ‘Distraction’

    Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, on Friday suggested that Paul Manafort left the Trump campaign due to recent reports on his ties to Ukraine, citing comments Eric Trump made earlier in the day. “I think Eric said it very clearly, his father does not want the distraction or potential distraction of more...

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign
    Aug19

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

    The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine’s pro-Russian political leaders, including his firm’s role directing a covert Washington lobbying operation that would have required him under federal law to disclose his efforts to the...