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Showing posts with label Manafort trial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manafort trial. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Manafort (VIDEO)

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Trump on the day Paul Manafort official enacted leaving the Trump campaign:
"This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign," Trump said. "I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success."
According to Slate, Trump and Manafort have a relationship which spans well over thirty years. As a Roger Stone protege, Trump may have been introduced or came to know, Manafort as far back as the days of Ronald Reagan.
Manafort greeting PresidentGerald Ford in 1976
Manafort with PresidentRonald Reagan and then Vice President George H. W. Bushin 1982

Manafort greeting PresidentRonald Reagan in 1987

Of course, Manafort and Trump were not reported to have been everyday cronies over the full curse of their pus 30-year acquaintance, but somehow they ended their public relationship via federal charges against a former Trump campaign head.  While Trump offered the ever-present trump lie regarding Manafort's time with his campaign, we found the political-operative served Trump for five full months (Vs Trump's 45 days claim).  Is it ever possible to consider words from Trump as Truths?  The question is rhetorical; the answer: of course not

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Slate's October 2017 piece lied, here.

Why is Manafort in jail and facing a trial which with Jury selection starting today?

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Huffington Post published an even better timeline of Trump/Manafort including details about Manafort's work for Russian oligarchs and a vanquished Ukrainian leader, Yanukovich.

We mentioned the word "question" before. The relevant questions if: How does someone as seemingly seeded and crooked as Manafort end up leading the presidential campaign of a person who eventually won the Presidency?

Well, if we think a moment the answer maybe lie in a form of rhetorical structure.  How about an old adage: "Birds of a feather stick together."

People who hold themselves to the highest of personal standards and value credible decency do not associate with unsavory characters.  More simply stated, "Crooks do to hangout with people who are not crooks".