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Court documents: Paul Manafort wanted to galvanize 'Obama jews' against Ukrainian politician as part of his lobbying work

Posted On: Sep 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Court documents: Paul Manafort wanted to galvanize 'Obama jews' against Ukrainian politician as part of his lobbying work

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Paul Manafort wanted to turn "Obama jews" against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko as part of his lobbying work on behalf of a Ukrainian political party, according to federal prosecutors.
Manafort and his firm sought to discredit Tymoshenko in the United States, who garnered international support after being imprisoned by Manafort's client, former President Viktor Yanukovych.
Manafort reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to two charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in exchange for his cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort sought to turn what he termed "Obama jews" against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko as part of his lobbying work for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, according to a Friday indictment prosecutors filed in federal court.
Manafort struck a cooperation deal with federal prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday. He...

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