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Republican National Convention

White House Tries To Deny Manafort's Role

White House Tries To Deny Manafort's Role

Bloomberg journalists were hosting a series of breakfasts with national political reporters at the Republican National Convention last July and wanted an influential guest for the opening morning. With Donald Trump unavailable, the next best choice was clear: his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Manafort had taken over the campaign and was directing it at a critical time, when Trump wrapped up the nomination and headed off fights at the convention between various Republican factions.

He left the campaign in August amid controversy over his role as hired gun for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. Last week, The Associated Press revealed that Manafort secretly worked for...

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