Thursday, March 6, 2014

Report: American Lobbyist Interviewing Ukraine Presidential Canidiates

Welcome to the theater of the crony controlled absurd.

From the very well connected Roger Stone:

According to Wikipedia, Manafort is an American lobbyist and political consultant. A former adviser to the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush, Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford, he is a senior partner in the firm Davis, Manafort and Freedman.

DMF does not appear to have a web page. According to SourceWatch, DMF is a Registered Foreign Agent for "Federal Republic of Nigeria".

1 comment:

  1. From Wikipedia (Manafort)...

    He also worked in Ukraine on the presidential campaign of Viktor Yanukovych[2] even as the U.S. government (and McCain) opposed him because of his ties to Russia's Vladimir Putin.[3]

    Manafort was hired to advise Yanukovych months after massive street demonstrations known as the Orange Revolution overturned Yanukovych's victory in the 2004 presidential race. [4] Borys V. Kolesnikov,

    Yanukovich’s campaign manager, said the party hired Manafort after identifying organizational and other problems in the 2004 elections, in which it was advised by Russian strategists. [5]

    In 2010, under Manafort's tutelage, the opposition leader put the Orange Revolution on trial, campaigning against its leaders' management of a weak economy.

    Returns from the presidential election gave Yanukovych a narrow win over Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a leader of the 2004 demonstrations. Yanukovych owes his comeback in Ukraine's presidential election to a drastic makeover of his political persona and, people in his party say, that makeover was engineered in part by his American consultant, Manafort. [6]

    According to a 2008 U.S. Justice Department annual report, Manafort’s company received $63,750 from Yanukovych's Party of Regions over a six-month period ending on March 31, 2008, for consulting services.[7]