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WaPo: Manafort Firm Made $17.1M as Ukrainian Foreign Agent

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Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

By    |   Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 08:46 PM

The consulting firm headed by President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, made more than $17 million working as a foreign agent of a Ukrainian political party, newly filed documents report.

According to The Washington Post, Manafort filed forms showing the firm received $17.1 million over two years from Ukraine’s Party of Regions, which dominated the country before its leader fled to Russia in 2014.

The disclosure came in an 87-page Foreign Agents Registration Act filing submitted to the Justice Department, the Post reported.

Manafort is one of a number of Trump associates whose campaign activities are being scrutinized by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of a probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Gen. Michael Flynn, the former White House national security adviser, filed a disclosure in March saying he had provided assistance during 2016 to Turkish businessman active in that country's politics.

In the Manafort documents, Politico reported Manafort says he gave "strategic counsel and advice to members of the Party of Regions regarding their interaction with U.S. government officials and other Western influential persons to advance the goal of greater political and economic integration between the Ukraine and the West" from 2012 to 2014. He also advised the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, "which was also working for the same purpose."

The filing does not show how much Manafort made personally in Ukraine or how much his firm made after expenses.

As part of the filing, Manafort disclosed he met in 2013 with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., who is known for advocating closer ties between the U.S. and the Kremlin, the Post reported.

Manafort's spokesman Jason Maloni told the Post that Manafort began preparing his filing in September "before the outcome of the election and well before any formal investigation of election interference began.

"Paul's primary focus was always directed at domestic Ukrainian political campaign work, and that is reflected in today's filing," Maloni told the Post.

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