“On the heels of the stunning news that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort offered “private briefings” on the 2016 campaign to a Russian billionaire, Rachel Maddow asked one question surrounding Manafort’s activities that could determine the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Channeling Manafort in order to determine why he offered these private meetings, Maddow asked, “How can I use my newfound fame and my political power in this presidential campaign to pay off my debt that I owe to my eastern European contacts?”
“What could I do for them with this presidential campaign that might make them forgive my debt?” Maddow added, continuing to speculate what Manafort may have been thinking during last year’s campaign.” MORE
“Sources indicated that some of the information collected via wiretaps included “communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign.” MORE
“The congressional Russia investigations are entering a new and more serious phase as lawmakers return from the August recess amid fresh revelations about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.
In the coming weeks, both intelligence committees are expected to conduct closed-door interviews with high-ranking members of the Trump campaign, and potential witnesses could include Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr.” MORE
“The investigations are hitting home for Trump. If he had nothing to do with the Russia scandal, why are investigators talking to his secretary? The answer is that despite Trump’s claims that the collision never happened, his secretary’s name was mentioned by the person setting up the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian representative.” MORE