Published on October 30th, 2017 | by Admin0
Trump Adviser Indicted in Russia-gate
Back in April of 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump hired Republican insider Paul Manafort, who did consulting work in Ukraine for the pro-Russian candidate, Victor Yanukovych. Yanukovych was elected president of Ukraine in 2010 but was forced out of office when it was discovered that he had secretly negotiated a deal to bring the former Soviet republic back into Moscow’s sphere of influence. The Ukrainian revolution of 2014, also known simply as Euromaidan, forced Yanukovych from Ukraine and he fled to Russia. Manafort, one of several pro-Russian operatives who gathered around the candidacy of Donald J. Trump, has now been indicted by the Russia-gate Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller. Read the indictment here.