Former Trump Campaign Manager Tweets Story Alleging Corruption Of Man Who Replaced Him

Derek Hunter Contributor
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When Corey Lewandowski was ousted as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Lewandowski had nothing but good things to say about Trump and the team who remained. Lewandowski signed a contributor deal with CNN and Paul Manafort, who’d been brought in at first to manage any potential challenge mounted at the convention, took the reins of the campaign. While not expressed publicly, there were reports of bad blood that may still exist between the two.

On Sunday the New York Times reported on a “secret ledger” in Ukraine allegedly showing potentially illegal cash payments to Manafort by his former client, former President Viktor Yanukovych. The Times reports:

Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials.

In addition to that allegation, the Times reports:

Among the hundreds of murky transactions these companies engaged in was an $18 million deal to sell Ukrainian cable television assets to a partnership put together by Mr. Manafort and a Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of President Vladimir V. Putin.

Manafort’s attorney denied he “received any such cash payments’ described by the anti-corruption officials,” the Times reported.

Lewandowski, who is under a non-discloure agreement with the Trump campaign that prevents him from disclosing their inner workings or disparaging Mr. Trump, simply tweeted the story without comment.

The subtext of Lewandowski’s tweet did not go unnoticed by his followers.