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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:23 AM

Who suggested Paul Manafort be Trumps campaign manager?

I always thought that Manafort was a plant as a go between for the campaign to Russia.
Remember when he made the Ukrainian change to the platform.
Why was this not pursued by Mueller?

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Reply Who suggested Paul Manafort be Trumps campaign manager? (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 OP
Celerity Apr 2019 #1
anarch Apr 2019 #2
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 #3
dewsgirl Apr 2019 #4
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 #5
dewsgirl Apr 2019 #6
tanyev Apr 2019 #9
dalton99a Apr 2019 #10
canetoad Apr 2019 #7
moondust Apr 2019 #8
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 #13
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2019 #11
dalton99a Apr 2019 #12


Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:37 AM

2. Individual 1's Russian mob handlers?

I suspect this is one of those "ongoing matters" and was probably handed off to the FBI, but who knows?

But yeah it seems pretty clear that he was put there to make sure Russian interests were being addressed in the campaign platform, and to set up the lines of communication (and in line with standard organized crime procedures, in a way that couldn't be directly tied back to Individual 1, etc...these people have been getting away with crimes for a long time; they know what they are doing).

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Response to anarch (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:54 AM

3. Bingo. Or should I say Bada Boom Bada Bang.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:57 AM

4. I know Manafort chose Pence. I think Manafort reached out

To the campaign, offered to work for free.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:04 AM

5. And that didn't raise eyebrows?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:08 AM

6. What hasn't? We've seen it daily since the campaign.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:18 AM

9. When you're an off the charts narcissist you expect everyone will want to work with you for free.

The opportunity to bask in your radiance is payment enough.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:28 AM

10. And then he used Eric and Ivanka to push Lewandowski out

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/05/10/trumps-campaign-manager-will-oversee-the-vice-presidential-search/
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will oversee the vice-presidential search
By Robert Costa
May 10, 2016

When asked how the post would affect Lewandowski’s day-to-day activities, one of the Republicans said that Lewandowski will continue to serve as campaign manager and described the vice-presidential selection an addition to his portfolio.

Other senior Trump aides -- such as Paul Manafort, Michael Glassner and Rick Wiley -- will still be working daily with Lewandowski, but they will focus more on convention planning and bolstering the campaign’s national field operation, that Republican said.

Lewandowski’s role is unsurprising because he is close to Trump and managing the campaign. What is unusual is that the job of running the vice-presidential search is usually held by a lawyer who is trusted by the candidate.

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/corey-lewandowski-trump
Lewandowski Fired After Ivanka’s Ultimatum: It’s Me or Him
Trump’s campaign manager was canned after he reportedly ran afoul of the candidate’s golden child.
by Tina Nguyen
June 20, 2016 11:05 am

Following months of bitter campaign infighting, Donald Trump fired his infamously hotheaded deputy, Corey Lewandowski, on Monday, after Ivanka Trump reportedly gave her father an ultimatum: it’s him or me.

The potential future First Daughter, widely seen as one of Trump’s closest advisors, had been trying to convince him to fire the campaign manager for months, CNN reported. The final straw, according to several campaign reporters, was when Lewandowski allegedly tried to shop negative stories about Ivanka’s husband, New York Observer owner and campaign confidante Jared Kushner, who has been described as the silent force behind Trump’s throne. Her brother, Eric Trump, had also become fed up with Lewandowski, CNN reports. On Sunday, Ivanka threatened to walk if the 42-year-old campaign manager remained. Less than a day later, he was gone.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:19 AM

7. Manafort was already sort of

Peripherally involved with the campaign. I once read that Jared wanted him but can't remember where.

Out of interest, I just googled 'who fired lewandowski', figuring that person may have wanted Manafort. Google says Ivanka.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:18 AM

8. Maybe Roger Stone?

Wasn't he the old pal of Manafort who would have known about Manafort's connections and "work" in Ukraine/Russia, and also the asshole who convinced the Dumpster to run for President?


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Response to moondust (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:53 AM

13. I'll buy that.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:30 AM

11. My money's on Roger Stone.

As he was Manafort's former business partner (as was Lee Atwater).

Manafort himself did a few jobs for Trump directly back in the 90s, IIRC.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:44 AM

12. Yep.

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