The AP learned about the work of Manafort Deripaska
The Agency claims that a former campaign adviser to candidate trump since 2006, over $10 million a year promoting the interests of the Russian leadership.
Moscow. March 22. INTERFAX.RU — a Former campaign adviser to candidate Donald trump by Paul Manafort about 10 years ago, was secretly working for Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, promoting the interests of the Russian leadership. It is reported to the environment Agency the Associated Press, citing its own data and obtained by journalists documents.
It is reported that Manafort also “offered an ambitious political strategy aimed at undermining anti-Russian opposition in the former Soviet republics”.
It is emphasized that this cooperation is “contrary to the claims of the administration of the tramp and Manafort that he never worked in the interests of Russia”
The Agency reports that, according to him, “Manafort suggested in a confidential strategic plan submitted in June 2005 that it will influence policy, business communication and news coverage in the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics, bringing benefit to the Russian government, despite the deterioration of relations between Moscow and Washington during the presidency of George W. Bush”.
“Manafort suggested that these plans of the Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, which eventually signed an annual contract in the amount of $10 million, since 2006. This follows from interviews with several people familiar with cash payments of Manafort and documents about business transactions obtained by the AP,” the statement reads.
The Agency notes that Manafort and Deripaska has maintained a business relationship until at least 2009
For its part, Manafort in a statement, the Agency confirmed that it worked for Deripaska in several countries, but stressed that this work had no relation to the political sphere.
I worked with Mr Deripaska about 10 years ago, introducing his (interests — if) in business and private matters in the countries where he had investments. My job Deripaska did not include representation of the political interests of Hpol Manportable adviser to the campaign headquarters of Donald trump
In addition, he said that the media published assumptions about its cooperation with Russia are “vile and inappropriate” and are part of “a smear campaign”.
In Deripaska’s holding company Basic element, declined to comment on the issues associated with the alleged cooperation with Manufactum.