Monday January 20, 2020

Manafort’s breaking point could prove fatal for Trump

Of all the information gathered by Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Paul Manafort’s cooperation represents the single biggest threat, not just to Donald Trump, but to his family and ultimately his presidency

16th September, 2018
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, leaves the E Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, DC, last February Pic: Getty

It’s all there in crisp, concise detail. Financial summaries so simple that a ten-year-old could understand them. A narrative that is staggering in its self-admitted deceit, duplicity and amorality. A top Republican operative manipulating a US presidential campaign to appease his Russian paymasters.

The 76-page document entitled ‘Superseding criminal information against Paul J Manafort Jr’ illustrates the folly of Manafort’s determination to plead not guilty in the trial that was scheduled to start...

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