The truth of it:
- 1980 — Manafort goes into lobbying business with Roger Stone
- 2004 through 2015 Manafort travels to Moscow at least 18 times
- June 2005 — Manafort pitches himself to Russian Oligarch, Oleg Deripaska
- 2007 — Manafort works for Pro-Putin Viktor Yanukovych
- 2012 to 2013 — Manafort deep in debt to Russian interests
- 2013 — Manafort has dinner with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Harley Rouda beats him, 2018)
- July 2014 — Manafort meets with Obama’s DOJ to talk about Ukraine and Cypress banking
- In February 2016, Manafort pitches to Donald Trump to join his campaign
- In March 29th, 2016, he joined Trump’s presidential campaign at a salary of $0.00, even though he is flat broke and owes millions to Russians. Via Tom Barrack
April 11th, 2016 — Manafort to Russian Assoc.: ‘How Do We Use Campaign to Get Whole?’ meaning use Trump campaign to get Manafort out of debt to Russians.
April 19th — Manafort assumes greater control of the campaign
- On June 9, 2016, Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., and Jared Kushner were participants in a meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and several others at Trump Tower.
- On June 20, 2016, Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and promoted Manafort to the position. Manafort gained control of the daily operations of the campaign.
July 7th, Manafort offers to brief Oligarch close to Putin, Oleg Deripaska
- July 12th, 2016 — Manafort manipulates a Trump dinner with Mike Pence, then proceeds to leak and make sure Pence is the nominee.
July 14th, 2016 — Trump/Manafort get GOP to change platform on Ukraine
- July 14th, 2016 — Pence as VP pick is “leaked, (Manafort?)” so as to axe Christie, who Trump wanted.
- July 24th, 2016 — Manafort lies about connections to Russia with campaign.
- July 31st, Trump, and Manafort lie about not knowing anything about GOP platform change.
- Early August 2016 — Manafort Meets with Kilimnik
- In August 2016, Manafort’s connections to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Russian Party of Regions drew national attention
On August 17, 2016, Donald Trump received his first security briefing.
COINCIDENTALLY, The same day, August 17, Trump shook up his campaign organization in a way that appeared to minimize Manafort’s role.
- August 19, just two days later, Manafort resigns from the campaign and on the same day creates a shell company, then receives a $3.5mil loan from Spruce Capital.
- April to November 2016 — at least 18 phone calls and emails between Trump campaign and Russian officials, including six contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
- Sept. 2016 — FBI holds sub-inquiries in Russian interference with Manafort and others (Flynn, Gates, etc.)
- Oct. 28th — Comey’s letter to Congress about reopening Clinton investigation
- Oct. 31st, 2016 — Manafort denies that FBI is investigating Trump campaign and Russia.
- Dec. 9th, 2016 — Manafort asked about Transition — “I don’t really want to talk about who I’m speaking to, but I’m aware of what’s going on.”
- Dec. 2016 — Manafort obtains $16mil in loans from Trump Economic Advisor Stephen Calk
- January 10th, 2017 — Manafort Calls Priebus to brief Trump about ‘Steele Dossier’
Trump quotes Russia as saying that dossier is a fabrication.
Trump obsesses over Steele Dossier for another six days, adding we “should trust Putin”
- Feb-March, 2017 Manafort’s role in campaign downplayed
- March-April, 2017 — Manafort interviewed by Senate and House “Intelligence” Committee
- June 2017, Manafort files as a foreign agent
- June 2nd 17th — Mueller takes over control of Russia/Trump investigation
- Spring & Summer, 2017 — Manafort advises Trump how to discredit Mueller
- July 2017 — Reports of Trump Tower meeting, involving Manafort, come out. Manafort subpoenaed.
- July 26th, 2017 — Manafort’s home raided by FBI
- Sept. 2017 — Reported that Manafort under FBI surveillance after leaving the campaign. Must have made an impression in those FBI inquiries, huh?
Oct. 27, 2017, indicted on multiple counts: conspiracy against the U.S.(COLLUSION), conspiracy to launder money, false statements and failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.
Oct. 2017 — More money ties to Russia for Manafort reported
Nov. 2017 — Trump “appears” to dump Manafort.
Jan. 2018 — Manafort sues Mueller and later loses.
Feb. 1st, 2018 — Rick Gates lies to Mueller about Manafort’s 2013 Ukraine meetings
Feb. 14th, 2018 — Alex van der Zwaan pleads guilty to lying about Ukraine meetings
- February 2018, Manafort hit with additional tax evasion and bank fraud charges.
- Feb. 18th, 2018 Gates pleas out
- June 2018, Mueller’s team brought additional charges of obstruction of justice against Manafort
- Sept. 14th, 2018 — Manafort will cooperate with Mueller as part of guilty plea, prosecutor says
Nov. 28th, 2018, it is found that Manafort and Trump legal defenses were cooperating, AFTER Manafort signed up to cooperate with Prosecutors, so Sept. 14th on…. www.nbcnews.com/…