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The Two Audiences for Paul Manafort’s Sentencing

Karma has a sense of irony. In 2012 and 2013, Paul Manafort launched a covert campaign to support the imprisonment of Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister of Ukraine and the political rival of Manafort’s patron, Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort used government contacts and the media to smear Tymoshenko and besmirch her character.On Wednesday, Manafort was in a courtroom in Washington, D.C., defending his own character and trying to convince a federal judge to forego or at least limit his own imprisonment. Once a world-bestriding lobbyist, and the former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Manafort looked frail and gray, sitting …read more

Source: The Atlantic

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