NBC News Unveiled Trump campaign’s $60 Million Russian Connection
Donald Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort had stronger financial ties with Russia. According to a report a Russian Oligarch has funded him huge sums of money.
According to the NBC News report on Friday that Paul Manafort is linked to a previously unreported $26 million loan from a company owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, apparently this oligarch has close ties with Kremlin . The new figure brings the total of Manafort’s business dealings with the Russian figure to around $60 million over the past decade,
NBC Cited financial documents filled in Cyprus and Cayman Islands. NBC further states the funds were transferred from Deripaska’s company to several entities linked to Manafort that are registered in Cyprus. The news comes one month after it was revealed Manafort was wiretapped by the U.S. government during and after the 2016 campaign under a warrant allegedly focused on his work consulting for the government of Ukraine.
Manafort’s spokesman denied the allegation and a statement read “the former campaign chief of Trump has no connections with Russians “
Jason Maloni told NBC News. “Mr. Manafort is not indebted to former clients today, nor was he at the time he began working for the Trump campaign,” A later statement from Maloni to NBC did not include that sentence, Instead, it stated, “Recent news reports indicate Mr. Manafort was under surveillance before he joined the campaign and after he left the campaign.”
The statement added, “He has called for the U.S. Government to release any intercepts involving him and non-Americans in hopes of finally putting an end to these wild conspiracy theories. Mr. Manafort did not collude with the Russian government,”
Paul Manafort is a central figure in the special counsel investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia. During a no-knock FBI raid in May, prosecutors reportedly told the former Trump aide to expect an indictment.