ABC NEWS - 7/20/16 - Coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, which airs on all ABC News programs and platforms. GOOD MORNING AMERCIA broadcasts live from the convention floor. (ABC/ Ida Mae Astute) PAUL MANAFORT (TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN)

Trump advisers waged underground campaign for pro-Russian government

Trump’s campaign chair is in trouble


Trump’s Campaign chairman waged a covert lobbying campaign on behalf of the ruling Ukrainian political party in favour of the Russian Government.

According to emails obtained by The Associated Press, Paul Manafort, and his deputy, Rick Gates, acted on behalf of the Eastern European government in favour of the Russian Government.

The Republican nominee’s duo tried to get positive press coverage of Ukrainian officials in some of the country’s top papers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and AP, who broke the story.

As well as this, Manafort, and his right hand man, tried to undercut American public sympathy for the imprisoned rival of Ukraine’s president.

Two of The Donald’s policy officials didn’t disclose their work as foreign agents between 2012 and 2014, a requirement under federal law.

 Although the men said they weren’t doing work that required them to register as foreign agents.
Image: ABC NEWS – 7/20/16 (ABC/ Ida Mae Astute) PAUL MANAFORT (TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN)