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Manafort spent decades as a powerful insider; He told a congressional hearing in 1989 that "the technical term for what we do and what law firms, associations and professions that do, lobby", adds "some people can say that it affects peddling".
Manafort testified of his role in a scandal at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Reagan administration. It was not the only time Manafort's business practices have come under control.
His lobbying work, Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly – The Stone was Roger Stone, who is also under investigation by the Special Adviser – included in a 1992 report by the Center for General integrity titled "The Torturers & Lobby".
It cited the group's work on behalf of repressive governments in Nigeria and Kenya, UNITA rebels in Angola, and a group of ties to the Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Riva Levinson was employed by Manafort in the 80's and, she said, became her "third world traveler of choice". During her interview in the summer of 1985, she promised Manafort "There was no place I would not go." And Paul fully utilized, and there was no place he would not send me.
It included Somalia, where Manafort's companies attempted to sign a dictator Siad Barre, accused of violating human rights. Levinson told the episode in his book Choosing the hero .
"I asked Paul if he wanted this guy as our client," said Levinson. "Paul answers me at the time," Riva, we all know he's a bad guy, but he is our bad guy. ""
In the early 2000s, Manafort was employed as a political consultant for the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort defended his work for Yanukovych in an interview from 2017 on CNN:
"You will see if you make any actual checks that I was the person negotiating the framework based on which Ukraine is now part of Europe. was my role. That was what I did, and when it was clear, I left. "
Prosecutors say that Manafort's work for Ukraine also had a secret aspect: According to an accusation, Manafort recruited a number of European political figures to advocate on behalf of Yanukovych and Ukraine, apparently autonomous. Actually, their work was coordinated by Manafort and signed by The Ukrainian Government.
Manafort's political skills in the United States were of more interest to Trump. He helped Gerald Ford secure the 1976 nomination and later worked for Ronald Reagan. He was hired by Scott Reed, Bob Doles campaign manager, to run the 1996 convention. In an interview with NAF after Manafort, signed with Trump in 2016, Reed Manafort noted an apartment at the Trump Tower in New York.
But more importantly he and Trump were comrades.
"He is the only person in a room calling him Donald," said Reed. "It's not" Mr. Trump. "Donald." "Come on, Donald, we have to do the right thing." And I think it's an important part of managing a campaign – in order to have that kind of relationship with the trust candidate and you know knowledge. "
Trump had previously hired Manafort back in the 80's to deceive games and property issues. Although Levinson had her contradictions with Manafort, she called him a champion strategist.
"He can hover over all moving parts and intuitively, he understands how to put them together," she said. "And he taught me how to not get distracted from the mess."
Within the famous unorganized Trump campaign, it was not unpleasant to be distracted by the mess. But Manafort's employment at the Trump campaign was short-lived. He was ousted by Trump in mid-August, after just over two months at work, when reports of his involvement with Yanukovych and the possibility that he received an illegal payment from Yanukovych's party drew intense media review.
"My dad just did not want the distraction threatening over the campaign," said Eric Trump, the then candidate's son, in an interview with Fox News.