RICK GATES raised money and in/out of TRUMP WH long after Manafort let go

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I didn't know who Rick Gates, Manafort's 'criminal ' partner was until an hour ago. Don't remember his name, his picture. Nothing. Turns out he stayed with TRUMP as MANAFORT'S 'PROXY' for a long time after Manafort was kicked off the 'team'.

I'll be damned.

Rick Gates visited White House and raised money for Trump long after Manafort forced out over Russia


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[FONT=&amp]President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his longtime business partner Rick Gates surrendered to the FBI as part of the special counsel’s Russia investigation.

Manafort joined the Trump campaign in March 2016 as an adviser but was promoted to campaign manager three months later, oversaw the Republican National Convention in July 2016 and was forced out a month later over his pro-Russia political work in Ukraine.

His home was raided by FBI agents in July seeking evidence of his financial ties to Russian oligarchs, and he was indicted Monday on tax fraud and other charges.
Longtime protégé Gates remained close to Trump after Manafort was ousted from the campaign, and he continued to visit the White House during the first two months of the administration.

Gates, who also worked with the same Russian oligarch who reportedly paid Manafort $10 million to promote Russian interests, led the outside group America First Policies to push Trump’s agenda until he was pushed out in March.

That organizational shakeup also pushed Brad Parscale, who ran the Trump campaign’s digital operation, into a reduced role instead of his originally planned position as president of the nonprofit.

Gates started working with Manafort in 2006, a year after the Republican strategist struck a deal with Oleg Deripaska, an aluminum magnate and Vladimir Putin ally.
Gates also worked with Deripaska, who has been denied entry to the U.S. over his alleged ties to organized crime, to support a private equity fund started by Manafort’s firm and “democracy building and party building in Ukraine.”...


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Yeah, Gates had a much lower profile than Manafort. The Trump campaign, at the time of Manafort's resignation, was merely trying to avoid a political scandal. They didn't think that they'd wind up facing a criminal investigation. They were wrong.
 
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Yeah, Gates had a much lower profile than Manafort. The Trump campaign, at the time of Manafort's resignation, was merely trying to avoid a political scandal. They didn't think that they'd wind up facing a criminal investigation. They were wrong.
He doesn't even look remotely familiar. I missed this one.
 
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Meet Rick Gates — the Trump ally indicted in the Russia probe and charged with conspiracy against the US

Brennan Weiss - Business Insider


-Businessman Rick Gates was indicted along with Paul Manafort on Monday.
-Gates was Manafort's protégé. The two met as Washington lobbyists three decades ago.
-He joined Donald Trump's election efforts in 2016 when Manafort became the campaign manager.


Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump during the 2016 election, was indicted Monday morning along with his former business associate Rick Gates, according to multiple media reports.

The two associates were charged on 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy against the US, and false and misleading statements surrounding their foreign bank and financial accounts.

Robert Mueller, the special counsel to the US Justice Department leading the probe into the Trump campaign's possible coordination with Russia in last year's election, had been investigating Manafort and Gates for their relationships with foreign leaders and suspicious financial dealings abroad.

Manafort, who has strong ties to Trump's inner circle, has been at the center of Mueller's investigation. Gates is a lesser known figure in Washington, but still an influential Trump booster with wide-ranging connections to powerful leaders and businessmen around the world. Here's what we know about him.

Gates' early days in Washington politics

Gates met Manafort nearly three decades ago while he was an intern at Black, Manafort, Stone, Kelly — one of the most powerful lobbying firms in DC.

The firm worked to help boost the image of dictators and strongmen around the world, including Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, Mobutu Sese Seko of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Russian-aligned former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.

Although Manafort left the firm the same year Gates joined, the two reunited in 2006 at a new consulting company called Davis Manafort....


Rick Gates bio: Meet Trump ally indicted in Russia probe with Manafort - Business Insider
 
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I didn't know who Rick Gates, Manafort's 'criminal ' partner was until an hour ago. Don't remember his name, his picture. Nothing. Turns out he stayed with TRUMP as MANAFORT'S 'PROXY' for a long time after Manafort was kicked off the 'team'.

I'll be damned.

Rick Gates visited White House and raised money for Trump long after Manafort forced out over Russia


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[FONT=&]President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his longtime business partner Rick Gates surrendered to the FBI as part of the special counsel’s Russia investigation.

Manafort joined the Trump campaign in March 2016 as an adviser but was promoted to campaign manager three months later, oversaw the Republican National Convention in July 2016 and was forced out a month later over his pro-Russia political work in Ukraine.

His home was raided by FBI agents in July seeking evidence of his financial ties to Russian oligarchs, and he was indicted Monday on tax fraud and other charges.
Longtime protégé Gates remained close to Trump after Manafort was ousted from the campaign, and he continued to visit the White House during the first two months of the administration.

Gates, who also worked with the same Russian oligarch who reportedly paid Manafort $10 million to promote Russian interests, led the outside group America First Policies to push Trump’s agenda until he was pushed out in March.

That organizational shakeup also pushed Brad Parscale, who ran the Trump campaign’s digital operation, into a reduced role instead of his originally planned position as president of the nonprofit.

Gates started working with Manafort in 2006, a year after the Republican strategist struck a deal with Oleg Deripaska, an aluminum magnate and Vladimir Putin ally.
Gates also worked with Deripaska, who has been denied entry to the U.S. over his alleged ties to organized crime, to support a private equity fund started by Manafort’s firm and “democracy building and party building in Ukraine.”...


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Oh this is great. This is even better than I thought. Only the beginning.

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Oh this is great. This is even better than I thought. Only the beginning.

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Yes it is a wonderful day. It brought this song to mind: Chicago, "Only the Beginning."

[video=youtube;9-juClCEoyI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-juClCEoyI[/video]
 
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In some ways, I have to feel grateful to Trump for bringing this simmering Russia thingy to the light of day. Now if only we would investigate his Chinese connections.