Should the FBI investigate Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort? | The Tylt
The New York Times reports that Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort may have received $12.7 million in illegal funds during his tenure as an advisor to a pro-Russian former Ukranian president. Manafort denies receiving any illegal funds, but the scandal looks like another example of Trump campaign’s intimate connections with Putin and his regime. Some are demanding the FBI investigate Manafort's ties to Putin. What do you think? Scroll down to vote!
Should the FBI investigate Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort?
The Manafort cash scandal is just one of many examples of the Trump campaign's close ties to unsavory pro-Russian operatives. Many respected journalists argue that Putin is actively engaged in trying to influence the outcome of the U.S. election. It may be time to get the FBI involved.
People are demanding the FBI look into Manafort's ties to pro-Russian entities, and determine if he really did receive that illegal payment.
Some think Manafort may STILL be on the payroll of pro-Russian oligarchs.
But others think the story is just a distraction from the larger crimes they argue Hillary Clinton has committed.
The intricacies of the story could make it difficult for people to perceive it as a genuine scandal. How many people have ever even heard of Paul Manafort? And how many people know about the power dynamics in the former Soviet Union?