It’s Official: Trump Had Three Foreign Agents as Senior Campaign Officials
Recently in an interview at Politico-Roger Stone has been talking to the media a lot, ever since Sean Spicer called him a hanger-on-Stone said he had no regrets-except for Paul Manafort. He does feel he owes Paul Manafort an apology.
“Roger Stone says he’s apologized to Paul Manafort for getting him involved in all the inquiries about possible Russian connections to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.”
How did Stone get him involved? Because he recommended him to Trump? Or because it was Stone’s big mouth on back channels with Julian Assange?
In any case, yesterday was the kind of day that perhaps makes Stone feel he owes his consulting partner an apology. Manafort’s name was in the news a lot. Not something that he wants.
There were a number of news stories about Manafort. One was about records matching some ledger payments he received from that pro Russian Ukrainian politician.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) April 12, 2017
The money went to Manafort’s consulting business-of which Stone is also a partner. But that wasn’t the bombshell of the day for Manafort. There was a bigger story about him getting a $13 million dollar cash payment-supposedly a ‘loan’- right after being ‘fired’ by the Trump campaign.
Hours after I started tweeting that we need to know where Manafort's cash was coming from during the election, this: https://t.co/vHipdBcw4o
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) April 12, 2017
Then there’s the story that came out that Manafort has-after the fact-come out as a foreign agent.
“President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday.”
“Manafort is the second Trump campaign adviser to have to register as a foreign agent since the election. The confirmation that he intends to register comes as the Trump administration has been facing heavy scrutiny over the foreign ties of former campaign advisers and other Trump associates.”
Then there is Russian spy recruit, Carter Page.
BREAKING: Spokesman says former Trump campaign chairman Paul #Manafort is registering with the US government as a foreign agent
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) April 12, 2017
Manafort is therefore admitting-as did Mike Flynn-that he broke the law in not registering as a foreign agent previously:
By registering retroactively, Manafort will be acknowledging that he failed to properly disclose his work to the Justice Department as required by federal law.”
“Manafort’s decision to register as a foreign agent comes about one month after former national security adviser Michael Flynn registered with the Justice Department for work he did that could have benefited the Turkish government. The filing came after Trump fired Flynn in February, saying that Flynn had misled top administration officials about his contacts with Russia.”
“Earlier Wednesday, one of the Washington lobbying firms that worked on the influence campaign under the direction of Manafort and his former deputy, Rick Gates, itself registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. It acknowledged its work could have principally benefited Ukraine’s government. The other firm involved, Mercury LLC, later said it also would register soon as a foreign agent for its work.”
Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn, Carter Page. Three foreign agents that all had major positions with the Trump campaign. All just a coinci-dink?
One does wonder why trump who had 3 confirmed Foreign Agents actively working for Russia on Campaign, isn't Impeached.
— Clifford Clark (@IShallResist) April 12, 2017
Then there is Michael Cohen and Michael Anton…
Cohen hand delivered a plan to Mike Flynn about letting Russia have Crimea.
Then there’s Michael Anton who wrote ‘The Flight 93 Election.’
Yes. Trump is seemingly reversing himself on Syria, NATO, etc. No doubt as a diversion.
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