Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trump's Campaign Manager Manafort Worked for Putin

Trump Lied to America about His Campaign’s Links to Putin

Before he was Donald Trump’s presidential campaign manager, Paul Manafort was covertly under contract with a Russian oligarch to “greatly benefit the Putin government”. 
Discovery of Manafort’s allegiance to Putin completes the final link between the Russian government and its American lackey, Donald Trump.  What everyone has known for so long is now proven:  Donald Trump is a traitor who sold out American democracy in return for Russian cyberwar support in the 2016 election.

The Associated Press learned of the link to Putin when it obtained Manafort’s strategy memoranda and records of international wire transfers for millions of dollars.  In response, Manafort issued a statement that he had worked for the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, and an official representative of Deripaska confirmed that Manafort had an agreement to provide consulting services.

When Manafort pitched his services to Deripaska in 2005, he wrote:  "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." 

Both Manafort and the Trump administration earlier had issued public announcements that Manafort never worked for Russian interests, but Manafort has now admitted that he worked to greatly benefit Putin.  Trump and Manafort have lied to America about their links to Russia and Putin.

Manafort is bound to become a focus of the ongoing FBI probe and congressional probes into Russian connections with the Trump campaign.  The vise is closing in on Trump, who is either totally incompetent as President, or a blackmailed agent of Vladimir Putin, or both.