CAMPAIGN/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/UKRAINE/PAUL MANAFORT: “US President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort is facing fresh allegations over his links to former pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Ukrainian lawmaker Sergii Leshchenko claims a document found in a safe in Kiev may be evidence that Manafort tried to mask payments to him from Yanukovych’s party.
The claim comes as the FBI told the House Intelligence Committee on Monday [3-20-17] that it is officially investigating whether there was any coordination between Trump’s campaign team and Russia during the 2016 US election.
Leshchenko showed CNN a six-page document that appears to bear Manafort’s signature on a contract and invoice for 501 units of assorted computer equipment, yielding a payment of $750,000.
CNN has been unable to verify the document’s authenticity, and Manafort said through a spokesman that he did not recognize the document and that the signature was not his.”
-Atika Shubert and Bharati Naik, “Paul Manafort faces fresh accusations in Ukraine after document find,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 21, 2017