81 Facts About Paul Manafort

1. Paul Manafort agreed to fully cooperate with Mueller's team in exchange for a lenient sentence.

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2. Paul Manafort faces up to five years in prison on each charge.

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3. Paul Manafort was charged in 2017 with violating FARA, as well as with financial crimes stemming from the Ukraine work.

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4. Paul Manafort says he did not intentionally lie during the interviews.

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5. Paul Manafort was scheduled to be sentenced Friday on related, but separate charges in Virginia.

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6. Paul Manafort went along with it and focused on the presentation.

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7. Paul Manafort went to work on creating a Western-style campaign for Yanukovych, and introduced him to the world's political elite.

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8. Paul Manafort was keen for a role in Russia and pitched for a $10 million a year job to, as one news account put it, "influence politics, business dealings, and news coverage inside the United States.

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9. Paul Manafort eschewed the family business, instead moving to Washington, DC, where he earned both an undergraduate business degree and law degree at Georgetown University.

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10. Paul Manafort has two daughters with her husband named Jessica Manafort and Andrea Manafort, who were born in 1982 and 1985, respectively.

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11. Paul Manafort lied about discussing a Ukrainian peace plan with Kilimnik during the 2016 campaign, prosecutors allege, and about having ongoing contact with administration officials after Trump took office.

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12. Paul Manafort agreed to forfeit to the government more than $22 million in cash and property, and to co-operate fully with the Special Counsel.

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13. Paul Manafort was scheduled to be sentenced for his eight jury convictions in the Virginia court in early February 2019.

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14. Paul Manafort is a major figure mentioned in the Trump–Russia dossier, where allegations are made about Manafort's relationships and actions toward the Trump campaign, Russia, Ukraine, and Viktor Yanukovych.

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15. Paul Manafort was involved in lobbying for Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, securing a US$1 million annual contract in 1989, and attempted to recruit Siad Barre of Somalia as a client.

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16. In January 2019, Paul Manafort's lawyers submitted a filing to the court in response to the allegation that Manafort had lied to investigators.

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17. Paul Manafort pointed out his experience advising presidential campaigns in the United States and around the world, described himself as an outsider not connected to the Washington establishment, and offered to work without salary.

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18. In 1967, Paul Manafort graduated from St Thomas Aquinas High School, a private Roman Catholic secondary school, closed in 1999, in New Britain, Connecticut.

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19. Paul Manafort told ABC News that the Republican establishment was gathering behind Trump and acknowledging his likely nomination.

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20. Paul Manafort was picked in part because he was instrumental in Gerald Ford's successful floor fight in at the 1976 convention.

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21. On October 30, 2017, Paul Manafort surrendered to the FBI after news broke that a federal grand jury had indicted him.

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22. At the same time, Paul Manafort understood how to accentuate divisions in the Ukrainian electorate.

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23. Paul Manafort set about giving Yanukovych a new look: well-tailored suits, shirts and ties that matched, a haircut that tamed his raging bouffant.

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24. Paul Manafort actively avoided the spotlight, though he had a knack for garnering unwanted attention.

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25. Mr Paul Manafort argues the lobbying was focused on the European Union—a key point in his defense.

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26. Mr Paul Manafort paid them 2 million euros in 2012 and 2013, according to court documents.

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27. Paul Manafort is the most likely figure to have had other contact with Russian-related figures.

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28. Paul Manafort made certain no delegate moved no matter what we did.

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29. Paul Manafort comes with the right calling card: He fiercely protected Gerald Ford's delegates at the last contested convention in 1976, in what Bay Buchanan, national treasurer for Ronald Reagan's insurgent campaign, called "hand to hand" combat.

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30. On Thursday, Trump announced that Paul Manafort would play an increasingly influential role in his campaign as it heads toward a possibly contested Republican convention in Cleveland.

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31. Paul Manafort has a history of working for strong men.

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32. Paul Manafort made Yanukovych look more respectable, working with stylists and consultants to redesign his image.

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33. Paul Manafort was reportedly involved in the transition including using his long-time deputy Rick Gates as a channel.

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34. Paul Manafort tasks Kilimnik with reaching out to Deripaska with a promise to provide the Putin ally "private briefings" on the state of the Trump campaign.

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35. Paul Manafort offers "private briefings" on the campaign to Putin-linked Russian oligarch.

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36. Paul Manafort remains an unregistered foreign agent of Kremlin-linked Ukraine political forces.

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37. Paul Manafort joins the Trump Campaign and soon becomes campaign chairman.

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38. Paul Manafort joins Trump Campaign and stays in frequent contact with a Kiev-based operative with active ties to Russian military intelligence.

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39. Paul Manafort writes: "We are now of the belief that this model can greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success.

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40. In 2005, Paul Manafort sends a memo to Russian oligarch and Putin ally, Oleg Deripaska, pitching him on a project.

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41. Paul Manafort proposes to Putin-linked, Russian oligarch a plan to "greatly benefit Putin", and they get to work.

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42. Paul Manafort was called "The Count" by his colleagues, according to Scott Reed, who worked with him on the 1996 Republican National Convention for Bob Dole.

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43. Paul Manafort lobbied for clients from around the world, including regimes in the Philippines, Kenya and Nigeria.

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44. In 1971, Paul Manafort graduated with a degree in business administration from Georgetown University; he received his law degree from the same school in 1974.

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45. Paul Manafort offered his services for free, which was unusual for him.

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46. Paul Manafort brought in other lobbying firms, including the Podesta Group, via a think tank in Belgium.

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47. In 2006, Paul Manafort signed a $10 million-per-year contract with Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to Vladimir Putin.

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48. Paul Manafort is married to Kathleen, a 1979 graduate of George Washington University who received her law degree from Georgetown in 1988.

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49. Paul Manafort stood to receive a maximum of 80 years in prison for the conviction.

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50. On October 30, 2017, Paul Manafort surrendered to the FBI to face a 12-count indictment.

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51. Paul Manafort joined Donald Trump presidential campaign in March 2016 as his convention manager.

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52. Paul Manafort worked with President Gerald Ford in the mid 1970s as a delegate-hunt coordinator.

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53. Paul Manafort earned his BS degree in business administration from Georgetown University in 1971.

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54. Paul Manafort took out several mortgages for this home including a $150,000 mortgage from a bank run by Jaren Kushner's father, Charles Kushner.

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55. Paul Manafort earned her JD from Georgetown University, Washington DC in 1988 and passed the Virginia bar exam that same year.

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56. Paul Manafort is a lobbyist, political consultant and former Trump campaign chairman.

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57. Paul Manafort has admitted to conspiracy and witness tampering charges.

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58. Paul Manafort is a figure central to the investigation into Russian collusion.

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59. Paul Manafort had his bail revoked over allegations of witness tampering.

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60. Paul Manafort was booked into the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, at 8:22 PM on June 15, 2018, where he was housed in the VIP section and kept in solitary confinement for his own safety.

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61. On June 8, 2018, Paul Manafort was indicted for obstruction of justice and witness tampering along with long time associate Konstantin Kilimnik.

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62. On February 28, 2018, Paul Manafort entered a not guilty plea in the District Court for the District of Columbia.

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63. On January 3, 2018, Paul Manafort filed a lawsuit challenging Mueller's broad authority and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller.

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64. On October 30, 2017, Paul Manafort was arrested by the FBI after being indicted by a federal grand jury as part of Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign.

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65. Since 2012, Paul Manafort has taken out seven home equity loans worth approximately $19.2 million on three separate New York-area properties he owns through holding companies registered to him and his then son-in-law Jeffrey Yohai, a real estate investor.

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66. In 2006, Paul Manafort purchased an apartment on the 43rd floor of Trump Tower for a reported $3.6 million.

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67. Paul Manafort acted as the go between for the China Development Bank's investment fund to support bailout bonds for Puerto Rico's sovereign debt financing and other infrastructure items.

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68. Early in 2017, Paul Manafort supported Chinese efforts at providing development and investment worldwide and in Puerto Rico and Ecuador.

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69. Paul Manafort has rejected questions about whether Russian-Ukrainian operative Konstantin Kilimnik, with whom he consulted regularly, might be in league with Russian intelligence.

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70. In an April 2016 interview with ABC News, Paul Manafort stated that the aim of his activities in Ukraine had been to lead the country "closer to Europe".

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71. Paul Manafort was instrumental in creating a new political party called Opposition Bloc.

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72. Paul Manafort was hired to advise Yanukovych months after massive street demonstrations known as the Orange Revolution overturned Yanukovych's victory in the 2004 presidential race.

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73. In the late 1980s, Paul Manafort was criticized for using his connections at HUD to ensure funding for a $43 million rehabilitation of dilapidated housing in Seabrook, New Jersey.

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74. Paul Manafort received $700,000 from the Kashmiri American Council between 1990 and 1994, supposedly to promote the plight of the Kashmiri people.

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75. Paul Manafort wrote the campaign strategy for Edouard Balladur in the 1995 French elections, and was paid indirectly.

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76. New York Times reported that Paul Manafort accepted payment from the Kurdistan Regional Government to facilitate Western recognition of the 2017 Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum.

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77. Paul Manafort surrendered and was released on bail confined to house arrest.

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78. Paul Manafort often lobbied on behalf of foreign leaders such as former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, former dictator of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, former dictator of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko, and Angolan guerrilla leader Jonas Savimbi.

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79. Paul Manafort has reportedly visited the special counsel Robert Mueller's office at least nine times in the past month.

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80. Paul Manafort has reportedly visited Mueller's office 9 times over the past month, for hours at a time.

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81. Paul Manafort allegedly paid more than 2 million USD to former influential European politicians for undercover pro-Yanukovych lobbying.

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