Another Indictment for Manafort

Here is the indictment. The long and the short of it is that Paul Manafort was deeply involved in political consulting for and lobbying on behalf of the government of Ukraine and the Party of Regions, a pro-Putin Ukrainian political party whose members included ousted PM and Putin puppet Viktor Yanukovych.

He and his associate Rick Gates did not disclose this work to the U.S. government, as required by law, even as they orchestrated lobbying of U.S. politicians and candidates on behalf of their foreign clients.

Manafort also did not disclose the significant income he made doing this work, and indeed conspired to conceal it. Because he knew what he was doing was fucking illegal.

None of this is surprising. It is nonetheless very contemptible.

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