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Paul Manafort’s Ties to Russian Oligarch Made Headlines 11 Months Ago – AP Breaks Same Story Today
thegatewaypundit ^ | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/23/2017 4:12:22 AM PDT by davikkm

Back on April 26, 2016, liberal reporter Michael Isikoff reported on Trump’s chief campaign aide Paul Manafort connections to a billionaire Russian oligarch.

This was a week after Donald Trump sealed the Republican nomination in the 2016 primary.

Paul Manafort was questioned by officials in the Cayman Islands about his ties to billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate. Manafort was questioned by officials from the Cayman Islands in connection with a $26.2 million investment by Deripaska.

Yahoo reported:

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s chief campaign aide, acknowledged Tuesday evening that the longtime GOP operative has been questioned by officials from the Cayman Islands in connection with a $26.2 million investment by a billionaire Russian oligarch who was his partner in an ill-fated telecommunications development in Ukraine. The lawyer’s comments came in response to an earlier story by Yahoo News about the Cayman officials’ efforts to track down Manafort for his testimony.

The dispute goes back years, but last summer, court-appointed liquidators from the Cayman Islands initiated legal action in federal court in Alexandria, Va., seeking to question under oath Manafort and two business partners about a business deal involving firms controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate who for years was barred from entering the United States over allegations of ties to organized crime.

“These guys are chasing their money,” said Rick Davis, one of the partners subpoenaed in the case and the manager of John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “They [Deripaska’s firms] invested in something and it just went away. They are actually trying to track down where the company went and where the [money] went.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008election; alexandria; aluminum; ap; caymanislands; caymans; deripasca; deripaska; fakenews; jhnmccain; manafort; mccain; olegderipaska; rickdavis; rusal; russian; telecom; ukraine

1 posted on 03/23/2017 4:12:22 AM PDT by davikkm
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To: davikkm

revolving fake news doors are opening. Standby, while I brush the cobwebs off this article.


2 posted on 03/23/2017 4:13:29 AM PDT by davikkm
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To: davikkm

They believe in recycling


3 posted on 03/23/2017 4:16:37 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: davikkm

They have nothing.


4 posted on 03/23/2017 4:18:30 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: davikkm

Forgive my ignorance and partial thread hijack, but I’m curious: is this just an old-fashioned reverse-McCarthyism going on? What’s the actual concern? So what if they did talk to the Russians?

I’ve spoken to some neighbors who immigrated here from the Ukraine, and the man of the house is a Russian by birth. He says that an American-Russian alliance is preferable to the alternatives as we’re the only superpowers actively trying to prevent the spread of radical Islam. Why is it bad? Weren’t we allies in the past?


5 posted on 03/23/2017 4:32:29 AM PDT by rarestia (Repeal the 17th Amendment and ratify Article the First to give the power back to the people!)
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To: davikkm

While the MSM is rehashing old news:
JOE BODEN, HIS SON AND THE CASE AGAINST A UKRANINIAN OLIGARCH
By JAMES RISEN DEC. 8, 2015
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/09/world/europe/corruption-ukraine-joe-biden-son-hunter-biden-ties.html?_r=0
.....
Ol’Hunter like a dog running after birds. Wonder if the Comey Comedy Covey was tapping Joe’s and Hunter’s phones.


6 posted on 03/23/2017 4:44:54 AM PDT by BilLies (It is not the color, but the culture that degrades....)
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To: davikkm

Is it illegal for Americans to talk to Russians?


7 posted on 03/23/2017 4:46:17 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)
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To: davikkm

They think they can just pull it back out of The Memory Hole.


8 posted on 03/23/2017 5:03:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: davikkm

Let’s take a look at Democrat ties with Saudis, Chinese, and other autocrats. The rule should be, no more scrutiny of Republicans unless an equal number of Democrats are put under the microscope.


9 posted on 03/23/2017 5:08:35 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Steely Tom

Is it illegal for Americans to talk to Russians?
******
It is clearly not, and the mere existance of such talk should not be sufficient to establish probable cause to bug.


10 posted on 03/23/2017 5:19:53 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: davikkm

BREAKING NEWS!!!! FDR talking to Stalin. Calls for special prosecutor heard throughout halls of congress!


11 posted on 03/23/2017 5:39:23 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Your post should be in the FR humor hall of fame.


12 posted on 03/23/2017 5:41:43 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: davikkm

Thet focus on Manafort in 2005,

AND AT THE VERY SAME TIME

they ignore Hillary’s ties in 2011 and Podesta as recent as 2015.


13 posted on 03/23/2017 5:43:56 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: Socon-Econ

Is it illegal for Americans to talk to Russians?
******
It is clearly not, and the mere existance of such talk should not be sufficient to establish probable cause to bug.

This!

Most likely it is a big hairy felony.


14 posted on 03/23/2017 6:04:23 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: rarestia
Be careful. Our resident Russophobe “ETL” will pop up and scream “Putinista” at you.

:)

15 posted on 03/23/2017 6:14:12 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: davikkm

We shouldn’t complain. The AP is only doing it’s self-assigned REAL job - keeping the media mantras alive as assigned to the media by the Leftists/Progressives. So, they are doing as told - keeping the “Russian connections” meme going.


16 posted on 03/23/2017 7:50:31 AM PDT by Wuli
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