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Paul Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

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Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump‘s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the country’s former president. Manafort, who worked for the party as an international political consultant, has publicly questioned the ledger’s authenticity. Now, financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press…

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Paul Manafort had plan to benefit Vladamir Putin government

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President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would…

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Mike Pence tries to reassure anxious Europeans on U.S. support

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington’s support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. During meetings in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump “to express the strong commitment of the United States to continued cooperation and partnership with the European Union.” “Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values and above…

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Marco Rubio lays out a plan to stifle Russia’s presence in Eastern Europe

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Over the past year, the U.S. has sent a variety of troops, including special operations forces, to exercises and training programs in Eastern Europe, including Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, but the long-term goal is to reduce our military presence in Eastern Europe. Marco Rubio would reverse that emphasis. “Instead of the temporary, mobile military presence deployed to NATO’s frontier, the United States should end planned force drawdowns in the region and work with allies to ensure that the European Reassurance…

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Jeff Atwater, David Jolly star at Pinellas GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

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As one of the major counties along the I-4 corridor, Pinellas County will undoubtedly be a contested piece of real estate in choosing the next president of the United States, and ensuring that it goes for the GOP nominee is in 2016 is the number one goal for Pinellas Republican over the next 18 months, according to recently elected party chair Nick DiCeglie. The 2016 election was mentioned frequently during the course of the two and a half-hour Lincoln Day…

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