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What Everyone’s Forgetting About Paul Manafort

Diana Pilipenko explains how Paul Manafort's plea deal could reveal how Russia used kompromat to attack U.S. democracy.

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  • Diana Pilipenko

President Trump’s defenders responded to the news of Paul Manafort’s plea deal on Friday with the usual refrain: His case has nothing to do with the Trump campaign or allegations that it colluded with Russia in 2016.

They’re wrong. Why? Because they’re overlooking the blackmail factor.

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Diana Pilipenko

Associate Director, Anti-Corruption and Illicit Finance