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 White House: Trump knew nothing of Manafort's work with Russian billionaire to benefit Putin

White House denied on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had been aware about his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's efforts to lobby on behalf of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska in the mid-2000s.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Aol.news, this was said by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

"The president was not aware of Paul's clients from the last decade," Spicer told reporters.

Read more: Ukrainian MP says has more evidence against Manafort, - CNN

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Manafort was paid $10 million between 2006-2009 to lobby on behalf of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, a close Putin ally, using a "model" that would "greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success."
 
 
 
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