As the campaign goes on, a new name has come to the front of the papers: Paul Manafort. He is Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, and he is the definition of a Shady Washington Lobbyist, with links to Putin claims the Clinton campaign.
Trump’s number one campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has links to Russia and made money with Putin’s best man in Ukraine before. His PR company has advised several dictators in the past to win or stay in power
The DNC email hack was done by a Russian Intelligence
Clinton campaign manager says “experts” say the hack was done by the Russians to help Donald Trump
Trump’s anti-NATO statements are in line with Putin’s plan to contain the alliance in Europe
Putin praised Trump, as he wants to softer approach to Russia, and Trump likes Putin for his macho personality and his leadership style
Trump has done it again. He just can;t help but surround himself with media controversy. We all thought it would end with the termination of Corey Lewandowski, but his new campaign manager is ever more controversial. To replace Lewansowski, Trump chose Washington insider and lobbyist Paul Manafort.
Paul Manafort was a lobbyist who has lobbied for leaders such as:
- Victor Yanukovich, the deposed dictator of the Ukraine
- Jonas Savimbi, an Angolan warlord
- Ferdinand Marcos, a famously corrupt and brutal dictator of the Philippines
- Siad Barre, former military leader of Somaila, who died in exile from his country
- Mobutu Sese Seko, the authoritarian ruler of Zaire during the Cold War
Paul Manafort is perhaps one of the most influential political strategists of the late 20th century, helping the Ford campaign in 1976, as well as the campaigns for George H.W. Busg, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and John McCain.
His firm was listed in the top five firms receiving money from brutal human-rights abusing regimes, and was nicknamed “The Torturer’s Lobby”.
He has a long history with Donald Trump, going back to the 1980s, when Manafort helped Trump with lobbying on gambling and real estate issues.
Manafort says his work for pro-Putin government in Ukraine had no influence on making GOP platform more pro-Putin.
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) July 24, 2016
However his connection to Victor Yanukovich is perhaps the most intriguing, as the now exiled Ukrainian leader was a key Putin ally, and is now living safely in Russia following his overthrow in Ukraine.
Among this is the curious timing and connection that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had their email servers hacked by Russian Intelligence, and over 20,000 emails were published. This was hugely embarrassing, and has further strengthened the claims that Hillary Clinton is a crooked insider who will manipulate to get ahead. This hack was hugely beneficial for the Trump campaign, and media outlets have already begun to connect the dots.
Dems attack Russia for hacking them but want us to believe that server in HC home was safe from hacking.
HC put national security at risk!
— Paul Manafort (@PaulManafort) July 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager has openly spread these claims, saying “[S]ome experts are telling us this was done by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump”.
When asked about a connection between Putin and Trump, Manafort said that the claims were absurd:
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 24, 2016
These backroom negotiations are notoriously difficult to prove, so likely we will never know whether this is a legitimate claim or wild speculation. But one thing is definitely clear: Paul Manafort is a Washington shark, who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. Watch out Hillary, Manafort is coming to destroy your campaign.