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By: Elias J. Atienza
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort apparently faced a blackmail attempt, Politico reported. It was a text message sent to Manafort’s daughter, which appeared to be from Ukrainian parliamentarian Serhiy Leshchenko, trying to reach out to Manafort.
The text message has poor grammar and spelling. Stannis Baratheon would not be pleased.
“I need to get in touch with Paul i need to share some important information with him regarding ukraine investigation,” the sender wrote in the text message to Manafort’s daughter.
“I actually have proofs that he received money…If I dont get any reply from you I am gonna pass it on to the FBI and Ukrainian authorities including media…As soon as he comes back to me I will pass you documents.”
A note attached to the text claims to have discovered “bulletproof facts regarding the person – Ukraine resident whose signature is inside the Yanukovich accounting book and who was responsible for rendering assets to you personally for your consulting services during organized meetings.”