Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort to Register as a Foreign Agent


Former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort is set to register with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent. 

He allegedly led lobbying efforts on the behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine-- a front for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The Associated Press says Manafort received at least $1.2 million in off-the-books payments from the Ukrainian's party while the Russian allied leader was still president.

Manafort isn't the only Trump associate to register as a foreign agent.

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn had to resign as President Trump's national security adviser when he admitted he worked as an agent on behalf of the Turkish government. 

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump attacked his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton for taking “massive sums of money from registered foreign lobbyists.” 

He also said he would cut out any member of his administration from becoming foreign agents and would prohibit foreign lobbyist contributions.


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