Manafort Took Secret Payments from Russians

$12.7 million

Amount that handwritten ledgers show “in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012. … Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials,” reports the New York Times.

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  • Denise Ford
    August 15, 2016 - 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Russian economy was based on $80 a barrel oil but the price plunge has them in a wee bind. Their economy is in bad shape. Market Watch says that the Saudis hold the cards to oil prices http://www.marketwatch.com/story/russia-sparks-oil-rally-but-saudis-still-hold-the-cards-2016-08-15
    The Saudis are our big ally. But the Donald is rather antagonistic to Saudis. Hmm. I wonder why since the Prince was so kind to bail him out of his financial jams again and again. Perhaps he is being enticed by a higher bidder . The financial incentive makes this Bromance so much more sense.
    .http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-08-16/donald-trump-adds-saudi-arabia-to-list-of-countries-ripping-off-the-u-s-
    How ’bout them apples ?

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