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    Manafort’s firm received $1.2M payout on Ukraine ledger at center of corruption probe
    Apr12

    Manafort’s firm received $1.2M payout on Ukraine ledger at center of corruption probe

    The consulting firm of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort received $1.2 million from a pro-Russian political party, payments that are part of a corruption probe by Ukrainian investigators, it was reported on Wednesday. The two payments were made in 2007 and 2009 — well before Manafort helmed Trump’s presidential...

    AP Exclusive: Trump’s campaign chairman Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout
    Apr12

    AP Exclusive: Trump’s campaign chairman Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

    By JACK GILLUM, CHAD DAY and JEFF HORWITZ WASHINGTON (AP) — Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Related Articles Bay Area Democrats’ big bucks fuel Georgia Congressional race Fact Check: Trump’s claim...

    Former Trump adviser Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2 million listed in Ukraine ledger
    Apr12

    Former Trump adviser Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2 million listed in Ukraine ledger

    Financial records show that Paul Manafort’s consulting firm received at least $1.2 million in payments between 2007 and 2009, bolstering the credibility of the ledger. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Pulling the U.S.-Russia Relationship Back from the Nuclear Brink
    Apr12

    Pulling the U.S.-Russia Relationship Back from the Nuclear Brink

    Kingston Reif, Maggie Tennis Security, Eurasia The downward spiral in U.S.-Russia relations makes the objective of reducing nuclear risk all the more urgent. This week U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the first high-level sit down between the Trump administration...

    Watch Live: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets With Russian Officials in Moscow
    Apr12

    Watch Live: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets With Russian Officials in Moscow

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials in Moscow on Wednesday. The group is expected to discuss Ukraine, counterterrorism efforts, bilateral relations, Syria and North Korea among other issues, according to the Associated Press. The meeting comes after President Donald...

    Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout
    Apr12

    Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

    WASHINGTON — Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    AP confirms Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ‘shadow ledger’ of secret payments
    Apr12

    AP confirms Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ‘shadow ledger’ of secret payments

    Reports first emerged last summer that Paul Manafort was paid over $12 million dollars in under-the-table funds from pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. Funds may have still been flowing to Donald Trump’s campaign chairman even as he was working to put Trump in the White House. It is not clear that Mr. Manafort’s work in Ukraine ended with...

    Headlines for April 12, 2017
    Apr12

    Headlines for April 12, 2017

    Sean Spicer Under Fire After Falsely Claims Nazis Never Used Poison GasJapan to Join U.S. Military Drills Amid Escalation with N. KoreaWashPost: FBI Obtained FISA Order to Monitor Trump Aide Carter PageAP: Manafort Received $1.2M for Consulting for Fmr. Pro-Russia Ukrainian PresidentLawmakers Contradict Nunes, Say Docs Don’t Show Rice Broke...

    AP: Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout
    Apr12

    AP: Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the...

    Lithuania To Push Military Spending Above NATO Target
    Apr12

    Lithuania To Push Military Spending Above NATO Target

    Lithuania will keep increasing military spending after hitting NATO’s recommended level of 2 percent of economic output in the next two years, its finance minister said, as Russia builds up capabilities on the borders of its Baltic neighbors.Relations with the West were damaged by Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and deteriorated...