Contents tagged with Paul Manafort

  • Kremlin: relations between Manafort and oligarch Deripaska were of ‘commercial nature’

    The former head Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters, Paul Manafort, had connections with Russian businessman, Oleg Deripaska, however they were of an "exclusively commercial nature," said Russian Presidential Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, as reported by RIA Novosti. "They were not somehow connected with the Kremlin or with officials in Moscow. We even heard that Manafort and Deripaska had disputes that were resolved in court, but we in the Kremlin do not know any details, and President Putin …

  • Putin: Manafort collaborated with Yanukovych, Russia was not involved

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalist that the former head of the US Presidential campaign headquarters, Paul Manafort, had worked with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and that Russia was not involved, reports Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

    "As for Mr. Manafort, he is also associated with Russia; but the only thing that connects him is that he, being the head of an American PR agency, signed contracts and worked in the region as a businessman, including with President …

  • Ukraine sends request to US to have Manafort questioned

    The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) is preparing new requests to question American political technologist Paul Manafort, who was a consultant of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and whose name features in the “black ledger” of the Party of Regions with respect to funds and their use, said Serhiy Horbatyuk, leader of the GPU’s special investigations department, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    “Yes, of course, we are preparing requests, we will send a request for …

  • Representative of Russian oligarch Deripaska threatens Manafort with 'legal consequences'

    There will be “serious legal consequences” for former head of Donald Trump’s electoral campaign Paul Manafort for “manipulating the investments” of Rusal president Oleg Deripaska. A representative of the Russian oligarch made such a comment with respect to NBC’s story on Manafort’s financial ties to Deripaska, Interfax reports.

    Deripaska has business contacts “with anyone and anywhere… exclusively in the interests of his business” the businessman’s representative added.

    In his opinion, NBC’s …

  • Kyiv: Information on Manafort was disclosed at media’s request

    The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) said that it reported the existence of the name Paul Manafort in the Party of Regions’ “black ledger” in response to the media’s inquiries.

    “The NABU and SAP have repeatedly stated that no investigation has been carried out with respect to Paul Manafort. We stress that he is not a person being investigated by us. All comments regarding the presence of the name Paul Manafort in the lists of the so-called ‘black ledger’ of the Party of …

  • Media: Manafort received $17 million from Party of Regions in Ukraine

    Former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump Paul Manafort received $17 million from the Ukrainian Party of Regions in 2012-2013.

    The BBC reported that Manafort received money for work for the Party of Regions, of which former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was a member. This was revealed from documents that he filed with the U.S. Justice Department under the law on the registration of foreign agents.

    The consulting firm of Trump’s ex-campaign manager had to register as a …

  • Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Bureau claims the Party of Regions’ 'Black Accounts' case is being investigated by only one detective

    Only one detective from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is investigating the Party of Regions’ "Black Accounts" case. This was said by the head of the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office, Nazar Holodnitsky in an interview with the Ukrayinska Pravda Internet newspaper.

    "In fact, only one person in the NABU is investigating the so-called ‘black account books’ case at the moment, although previously there were seven to ten detectives. I do not know where they have all …

  • Ukraine's Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office: Investigation into Manafort has not made progress

    The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office has no grounds for declaring suspicion on any of the persons named in the incident regarding illegal cash payments from the Party of Regions’ shadow fund to an American political consultant Paul Manafort, said the head prosecutor Nazar Holodnitsky in an interview with ZN.ua political weekly.

    According to him, the investigation on the episode of Manafort’s illegal receipt of funds from the Party of Regions has not made any headway in the last …