Lobbyist of Manafort asked Obama «not to allow the Russians to steal Ukraine», reported Politico

© AFP 2018 / Jim WatsonЭкс-U.S. President Barack Obama. Archival photoLobbyist of Manafort asked Obama «not to allow the Russians to steal Ukraine», reported Politico© 2018 AFP / Jim Watson

One of the members of the lobbying campaign of Paul Manafort, former head of the election headquarters of Donald trump, in 2013, gave the message at that time, current US President Barack Obama which was the request «not to allow the Russians to steal Ukraine from the West», the newspaper Politico.

The publication, citing court documents, says that although the agenda of the lobbyist at the meeting were not disclosed, this information has provided Manafort ex-journalist Alan Friedman, who also participated in the creation of a lobbying campaign that involved former European policy. In court documents, according to the newspaper, it is reported that the campaign was engaged in lobbying in the USA interests of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

The meeting, according to the newspaper, was held on 16 may 2013. Quoting from the prosecution on the report of Friedman that «the message is not to let the Russians steal Ukraine from the West delivered» Obama and Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden, the publication concludes that the collected Manafort a lobby group in support of Yanukovych, «found a way to the top of the White house.»

The documents do not name the lobbyist, but the publication writes that on this day, Obama met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was accompanied by the then Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu and the head of the National intelligence organization (MIT) Hakan Fidan.

Manafort previously pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal conspiracy that will allow him to avoid the second process, and agreed to cooperate with spectaculorum Robert Mueller. Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes.

The case against Manafort is in the court of Washington. The former head of the electoral headquarters of the trump accused of illegal work as a lobbyist on behalf of the former leadership of Ukraine, tax evasion and money laundering tens of millions of dollars.

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