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Trumps right hand man, Paul Manafort, world class scumbag

His campaign manager

manafort made 20 million dollars working for the deposed Russian Ukranian leader in the last decade.

Manafort has a long history of Russian ties, as well as dictators, in fact.

Association with Jonas Savimbi
In 1985, Manafort accepted $600,000 yearly from Jonas Savimbi, the leader of the Angolan rebel group UNITA, to refurbish Savimbi's image in Washington and secure financial support on the basis of his anti-communism. Throwing events at the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and Freedom House, Savimbi was praised as a freedom fighter by Jeane Kirkpatrick, and went on to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in American aid[citation needed]. Allegedly, Manafort's continuing lobbying efforts helped preserve the flow of money to Savimbi several years after the Soviet Union ceased its involvement in the Angolan conflict, forestalling peace talks.

Note that HeritaGE FOUNDATION, FREEDOM HOUSE, American Enterprise Institute are ALL Koch Bros supported orgs

Manafort accepted $900,000 yearly to lobby for Ferdinand Marcos. He was also involved in lobbying for Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaïre and attempted to recruit Siad Barre of Somalia as a client.[15] His firm also lobbied on behalf of the governments of the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya (between $660–750,000 yearly 1991 and 1993), and Nigeria ($1 million in 1991). These activities led Manafort's firm to be listed amongst the top five lobbying firms receiving money from human-rights abusing regimes in the Center for Public Integrity report "The Torturer's Lobby".[16]

Involvement in the Karachi Affair
Manafort wrote the campaign strategy for Edouard Balladur in the 1995 elections, and admitted to having been paid under the table (at least $200,000). The money was transferred to him through his friend, Lebanese arms-dealer Abdul Rahman al-Assir, from middle-men fees paid for arranging the sale of three French Agosta-class submarines to Pakistan, in a scandal known as the Karachi Affair

Association with Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence Agency
Manafort received $700,000 from the Kashmiri American Council between 1990 and 1994, supposedly to promote the plight of the Kashmiri people. However, an FBI investigation revealed the money was actually from Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence agency as part of a disinformation operation to divert attention from terrorism. A former Pakistani ISI official claimed Manafort was aware of the nature of the operation.[18] While producing a documentary as part of the deal, Manafort interviewed several Indian officials while pretending to be a CNN reporter.[19]

HUD scandal
In the late 1980s, Manafort was criticized for using his connections at HUD to ensure funding for a $43 million rehabilitation of dilapidated housing in Seabrook, N.J.[20] Manafort's firm received a $326,000 fee for its work in getting HUD approval of the grant largely through personal influence with Deborah Gore Dean, an executive assistant to former HUD Secretary Samuel R. Pierce, Jr.[21]

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Posted: 07/29/2016 at 9:23PM


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