We have here an AP Exclusive regarding that cockroach Paul Manafort.
AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government
By JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY
57 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests.
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Among this Putin Operative’s travels, he is associated with Montenegro. It seems he “freed” Montenegro to ready it for some Putin pillaging.
I mention this because it was discovered that many of the false and sleazy smear links about Hillary, which were fed to the brain-addled Bernie people during the primary –came from…….Surprise! ….Montenegro.
Now, Sleazy Donald swears he didn’t really know a thing about Paul Manafort. No sir! The man who says he’s got a superior brain knows nothing about anybody he hires. Ever. Not even Carter Page. Doesn’t know him either. Nope! ‘Believe me!’ I really don’t know him much! But today we will focus on Manafort. Carter Page is a post all by his own sleazy skeevy self.
So, back to Scumball Paul Manafort and his goal in life to help Vlad Putin conquer the world while working with the beholding dolt Donald J. Trump, member of the the Superior Aryan Race who hides his taxes so you can’t figure out what he’s really up to and who took ownership of his shorts since American banks got sick of being stiffed by him and told him to go fuck a duck.
Sean Spicer – who, after he is done with his current job, should try a shot at the Comedy Store considering how many people are laughing at him – said that Manafort had a basically minor role in the campaign…..in as much as Trump fired the maniacal Corey Lewandowski to make Manafort his Campaign manager
Now how did Paul Manafort become part of Trump’s Campaign staff, you ask. You are asking that, right? Welp, Donnie asked him to work for him while they were riding an elevator.
But Trump’s association with Manafort started before he tucked his buddy into The Tower. Yes, that’s right. Manafort was living in Trump Tower when Trump hired him in an elevator. A Trump Tower elevator.
The genesis of Donald Trump’s relationship with Paul Manafort begins with Roy Cohn. That Roy Cohn: Joe McCarthy’s heavy-lidded henchman, lawyer to the Genovese family. During the ’70s, Trump and his father hired Cohn as their lawyer to defend the family against a housing discrimination suit. (Cohn accused the Feds of using “Gestapo-like tactics.”) But Cohn and Trump became genuine pals, lunching at the Four Seasons and clubbing together at Studio 54. It was Roy Cohn who introduced Stone and Manafort to Trump.
Golly, Trump sure has great friends. Adds a whole new meaning to what your mother always said about, “Show me who your friends are and I will tell you what you are”.
But wait! I must digress! I can do that, it’s my blog!
Did I see the name, Roger Stone? The guy who has a tattoo of Nixon on his back?
The guy who announced a Wiki email dump was arriving just before it happened?
The guy who provided a couple of thousand tweeters and the FBI with screen captures from his twitter account, where he chatted with Guccifer?
The guy who makes Alex Jones seem stable?
That Roger Stone?
Convenient amnesia that seems to riddle both of them aside, it is a known fact that Stone and Manafort worked together before. In fact, after Stone was freshly off from Nixon dirty tricks, he and Manafort were quite a team.
During those disco years, Stone and Manafort were tethered together.
Okay back to the subject at hand.
In summary, Donald Trump lied about his acquaintance with Paul Manafort.
Donald Trump lied.
Gee, that’s new, right?
While Manafort was supposedly ‘fired’ in August 2016 after the exposure of his scandal over a Ukraine cash payoff, he continued to help Donald with his cabinet picks as part of the Transition Team. Think Rex Tillerson and that $500 billion deal with Exxon and Vlad that is held up by those pesky sanctions. Really, no wonder Tillerson doesn’t allow the press to travel with him, and no wonder he would rather visit Russia than do the job of SOS and attend NATO. Oh wait, that’s right! Donald doesn’t like NATO, just like Putin. But that’s just a coincidence, you know? It probably has nothing to do with silly things like tax returns and or being owned by Russian Oligarch loans, or anything important, right? I mean let’s give the guy the benefit of the doubt until he REALLY gets caught. I mean it’s not like he and his band of shady campaign people are being investigated by the FBI or anything!
“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”
Oh my goodness. I must have pulled that quote out of my ass!
Okay, I’m going to digress again. You know the routine.
I think this might also a good time to expand the point that that Paul Manafort is definitely no stranger to the Republican Party. James Baker was literally his Mentor. When Baker ran for Texas AG, he tapped Manafort to work for him. He was also tapped to run Ronnie Reagan’s southern operation.
He’s done it before, assisting Gerald Ford in stifling Ronald Reagan’s insurgency at the GOP’s summer classic of 1976. In the conventions that followed, the Republican Party often handed Manafort control of the program and instructed him to stage-manage the show. He produced the morning-in-America convention of 1984 and the Bob Dole nostalgia-thon of 1996.
…….And for all you assholed suckers reading this, this one’s for you and your newfound definition of “Patriotism,” which includes your perception that Putin is your cuddly benign BFF and there is no reason to give a rat’s ass that he continues to invade and annex countries in Eastern Europe for his very own:
Manafort had a special gift for changing how dictators are beheld by American eyes. He would recast them as noble heroes—venerated by Washington think tanks, deluged with money from Congress.
Okay, so let’s just cut to the quick here. Fast foward to 1:58 on the video below to see what is really going on with Trump and Russia–and watch Paul Manafort experience the worst case of Tongue-Tied you have ever seen. Why, it’s a good thing nobody asked him who bought that 19.5% of Rosneft Oil, which Putin offered in exchange for removal of Sanctions–as was mentioned in that “Untrue” UK Water Sports Dossier. Oh, no wait! That was Carter Page, not Paul Manafort! I’ve gotta save that story for another time! — even though the transaction actually did happen –in early December 2016 -right after the election-quietly-and nobody can find out who got the shares……
Dang, I digressed again! So much Trump Campaign Sleaze, so little time!
Onto the Manafort video background: At 1:58, Paul Manafort is asked if Donald J Trump has any financial ties to Russian Oligarchs.