Ukraine releases documents of alleged payments to Donald Trump's aide

Ukraine's anti-corruption body has released entries from once-secret accounting documents that purport to show payments from a pro-Russian political party earmarked for Donald Trump's campaign chairman.

PTI August 19, 2016 15:36:19 IST
Ukraine releases documents of alleged payments to Donald Trump's aide

Ukraine releases documents of alleged payments to Donald Trumps aideMoscow: Ukraine's anti-corruption body has released entries from once-secret accounting documents that purport to show payments from a pro-Russian political party earmarked for Donald Trump's campaign chairman.

The Associated Press reported earlier this week that Paul Manafort helped Ukraine's Party of Regions secretly route at least USD 2.2 million to two Washington lobbying firms. Manafort told Yahoo News that AP's account was wrong.

The documents now released show Manafort's name listed as a recipient of funds totaling $12.7 million in 22 line-item entries.

Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau said, however, that it cannot prove that Manafort actually received the money because other people including a prominent Party of the Regions deputy signed for him in those entries.

Updated Date:

also read

Congress demands SC-monitored probe into Amazon bribery allegations, seeks response from PM Modi
World

Congress demands SC-monitored probe into Amazon bribery allegations, seeks response from PM Modi

Surjewala pointed out that it has now come out that the e-commerce giant spent Rs 8,546 crore in 'legal fees', whereas India's Law Ministry's annual budget is only Rs 1,100 crore

Alexei Navalny is behind bars but his election tool Smart Voting causes discomfort in Kremlin
World

Alexei Navalny is behind bars but his election tool Smart Voting causes discomfort in Kremlin

Navalny's team maintains that Smart Voting is not about voting for an ideal candidate, but rather is about defeating United Russia and Kremlin-backed politicians

French foreign minister says “crisis of trust” with the US as row over submarine deal deepens
World

French foreign minister says “crisis of trust” with the US as row over submarine deal deepens

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has come out in support of France saying “one of our member states has been treated in a way that is not acceptable”