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dalton99a

(82,137 posts)
Mon Mar 18, 2024, 11:45 AM Mar 2024

Trump may enlist Manafort, whose Russia ties were called a grave threat (WP)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/03/18/trump-manafort-2024-campaign/

https://archive.ph/QGBaw

Trump may enlist Manafort, whose Russia ties were called a grave threat
The former campaign manager was pardoned by Trump for bank and tax fraud convictions and accusations he hid millions he made consulting for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians
By Josh Dawsey
Updated March 18, 2024 at 10:39 a.m. EDT | Published March 18, 2024 at 5:00 a.m. EDT

Former president Donald Trump is expected to enlist Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager he pardoned, as a campaign adviser later this year, according to four people familiar with the talks.

Manafort worked for Trump in 2016 before being ousted and later convicted of tax and bank fraud felonies as part of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He served time in prison before receiving a pardon in the final days of Trump’s time in office.

The hiring of Manafort would likely revive discussion of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, which Mueller concluded was “sweeping and systemic.” Mueller also found that Manafort shared internal Trump campaign polling data with a longtime associate who the FBI assessed had ties to Russian intelligence.

A bipartisan Senate committee that investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election concluded that Manafort’s receptivity to Russian outreach was a “grave counterintelligence threat” that had made the 2016 campaign susceptible to “malign Russian influence.”

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Trump may enlist Manafort, whose Russia ties were called a grave threat (WP) (Original Post) dalton99a Mar 2024 OP
Manafort has the Russian connections to help install Trump? Irish_Dem Mar 2024 #1
Career criminals tend to repeat their crimes dalton99a Mar 2024 #2
The same Paul Manafort who hired guys off of Craig's List GoCubsGo Mar 2024 #3
Are we surprised?? Well - I am, just a *tad* - but hey dalton, what's to stop LOSER45 from bringing Flynn back Leghorn21 Mar 2024 #4
Flynn will be his Defense Secretary if he wins dalton99a Mar 2024 #5
Thanks, dalton, I missed this tidbit! Leghorn21 Mar 2024 #7
Was more than called a grave threat, gab13by13 Mar 2024 #6
Does he still owe Oleg Deripaska? Kid Berwyn Mar 2024 #8

GoCubsGo

(32,171 posts)
3. The same Paul Manafort who hired guys off of Craig's List
Mon Mar 18, 2024, 11:53 AM
Mar 2024

to come in and molest his disabled wife while he sat there and watched? He rivals Trump in the "most loathsome" department.

Leghorn21

(13,544 posts)
4. Are we surprised?? Well - I am, just a *tad* - but hey dalton, what's to stop LOSER45 from bringing Flynn back
Mon Mar 18, 2024, 12:04 PM
Mar 2024

into the criminal fold??

dalton99a

(82,137 posts)
5. Flynn will be his Defense Secretary if he wins
Mon Mar 18, 2024, 12:10 PM
Mar 2024
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/4004154-trump-says-hell-bring-back-michael-flynn-if-he-wins-in-2024-hes-some-man/

Trump says he’ll bring back Michael Flynn if he wins in 2024: ‘He’s some man’
by Julia Mueller - 05/14/23 8:47 PM ET

Former President Trump has said he’ll bring back his former national security adviser Michael Flynn if he wins another four years in the White House in 2024.

“I will say, General Flynn, he’s some general. He’s some man. He took abuse like nobody could have handled, and he came out bigger, better, stronger than ever before,” Trump said via phone to the “ReAwaken America” rally at Trump National Doral Miami, according to a Rolling Stone report.

“He’s a leader, and you just stay wealthy and healthy and well, and everything. I want you to have great lives and, General, you just have to stay healthy because we’re bringing you back. We’re gonna bring you back,” the former president said.

Flynn, whom Trump fired early in his administration, pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about speaking with the Russian ambassador, though he later withdrew the plea.

Leghorn21

(13,544 posts)
7. Thanks, dalton, I missed this tidbit!
Mon Mar 18, 2024, 12:19 PM
Mar 2024

We know how much idiot boy loooooooved that Flynn!! And Flynn now has a devoted contingent of absolute nutcases he’ll be towing along behind him (including that shady scumbucket Ivan Raiklin) -

Have MERCY!!!

Kid Berwyn

(15,691 posts)
8. Does he still owe Oleg Deripaska?
Mon Mar 18, 2024, 12:24 PM
Mar 2024

Back in 2016, Manafort, Roger Stone's co-conspirator, bragged:

I have a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin government."

https://apnews.com/article/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a

That turned out well for Putin, Russia, and the planet's oligarchs. For the United States of America, not so much.

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