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Manafort is gone, but his business associate remains a key part of Trump's operation - Washington Post

The White House on Wednesday sought to again distance itself from President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who is under increasing scrutiny over his connections to Russian business interests. But even as Trump officials downplay ...and more »

In the Middle East, Russia is reasserting its power - The Economist

THE black fur hat looked odd on a Libyan warlord. But fur is de rigueur in wintertime Moscow, which has become an essential stop for Middle Eastern leaders like Khalifa Haftar, who visited twice in 2016. This month his rival, Fayez al-Sarraj, the head ...and more »

Ex-Trump Advisor Received $10 Million Annually to Assert Russian Interests in the US - The Moscow Times

Paul Manafort. Matt Rourke / AP. Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, received $10 million per annum as part of a contract in 2006 to promote the Putin administration's interests inside the U.S., Europe, and the former Soviet republics. A ...and more »

Sean Spicer's False claim that Paul Manafort played a minor role in the Trump campaign - PolitiFact

Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to distance the White House from President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has come under intense scrutiny recently for alleged ties to the Russian government. Manfort's name was mentioned ...and more »

New documents show Trump aide laundered payments from party with Moscow ties, lawmaker alleges - Washington Post

KIEV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian lawmaker released new financial documents Tuesday allegedly showing that a former campaign chairman for President Trump laundered payments from the party of a disgraced ex-leader of Ukraine using offshore accounts in Belize ...and more »

Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chief, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine - New York Times

KIEV, Ukraine — After his name surfaced last August in a secret ledger listing millions of dollars in payments from a pro-Russian party in Ukraine, Paul Manafort not only lost his job running Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign but also assumed ...and more »

What we know about Trump team Russia links – and why that matters - Christian Science Monitor

March 22, 2017 —Paul Manafort was Donald Trump's campaign manager for months in 2016. But the White House this week said his part in Trump's winning electoral effort really wasn't very large. Mr. Manafort “played a very limited role for a very limited ...and more »

The White House has lots of alternative facts on troublesome former advisers - Washington Post

White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a point Monday to suggest that a top adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign wasn't really a top adviser at all. Paul Manafort, who was the campaign chairman for months, was reduced to having “played ...and more »

Trump adviser Manafort worked with billionaire to help Putin - The Times of Israel

Ex-campaign chairman secretly worked for Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, files show, contradicting claim he never worked for Moscow's interests. By Jeff Horwitz and CHAD DAY 22 March 2017, 3:17 pm 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 10 ...and more »

Timeline: Paul Manafort's long history with oligarch Oleg Deripaska - Washington Post

In March, the Associated Press reported that former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had drafted a proposal to help advance the business interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2005. In light of that report, we've compiled this ...and more »