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    Trump's new 'fixer' MANAFORT: Prof'l strong man lobbyist for Marcos, Ukranian pres...

    Funny, when I first saw this guy a few days ago, I had never heard of him, my first instinct, looks kinda like a mob guy with a little less 'gold chain'. He's a lobbyist. Now there are lobbyists and then there are lobbyists...

    From Ukraine to Trump Tower, Paul Manafort unafraid to take on controversial jobs

    By Catherine Ho April 7 

    Paul Manafort testifies before a House subcommittee on Oct. 2, 1989. He said he ‘”played by the rules” in obtaining multimillion-dollar federal housing subsidies. (AP)

    Paul Manafort has a history of working for strong men.

    Over a 40-year career as a lobbyist and political consultant, Manafort and his firms have advised, in no particular order, a business group tied to Ferdinand Marcos, the dictator of the Philippines; Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted Ukrainian president and ally of Vladimir Putin; and Lynden Pindling, the former Bahamian prime minister who was accused of ties to drug traffickers.

    Now, he works for Donald Trump.

    On Thursday, Trump announced that Manafort would play an increasingly influential role in his campaign as it heads toward a possibly contested Republican convention in Cleveland. In a statement, the business mogul announced that “he is consolidating the functions related to the nomination process” and “assigning” them to Manafort.

    “Mr. Manafort will oversee, manage, and be responsible for all activities that pertain to Mr. Trump’s delegate process and the Cleveland Convention,” the statement said. “Mr. Manafort will direct the campaign’s activities in areas including delegate operations, Washington, DC outreach and the DC office opening next week.”

    Friends, lobbyists and former foes say that Trump is picking the right man for the job at a time when he is seeking to professionalize his political operation as it fends off talk that he will be unable to secure the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP presidential nod outright. If that doesn’t happen, then Trump will be relying on the longtime party operative to corral delegates in a race that could go to a second ballot and beyond.

    Manafort comes with the right calling card: He fiercely protected Gerald Ford’s delegates at the last contested convention in 1976, in what Bay Buchanan national treasurer for Ronald Reagan’s insurgent campaign, called “hand to hand” combat...

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