When the New York Times asked former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort about his business dealings in Ukraine, Manafort told the reporter, “I don’t have any interest in politics.”
The question was phrased in a way that implied Manafort was a political figure who had no interest in the political arena.
Manafort was, in fact, a well-connected political figure.
In a 2016 profile of Manafort, Vanity Fair’s Charlie Savage said, “The Russian oligarch who has become Trump’s chief of staff, and a close associate of Trump for many years, has become a political fixture in the United States.
The former business partner of the tycoon’s campaign, he has become one of the most prominent figures in the Trump world, an informal adviser to his inner circle, and one of his most vocal critics.”
Manafort was not only a well connected political figure but also a well respected legal professional.
As the Times noted, Manafort has represented the Russian government at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the International Monetary Fund in The World Bank, and at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Manafort, in his own words, has “been a professional lawyer for decades.”
But that does not make him a well paid lawyer, nor does it make him one who could afford to hire a top-notch lawyer.
Manafort’s legal services have come at a price, and he has had to pay it.
Manafort spent more than $100 million in legal fees between 2013 and 2016.
That’s a lot of money, but it does not compare to the amount of money he was able to raise from a variety of sources for the Trump campaign and his business ventures, according to his legal expenses.
For example, Manafort was able, through his political consulting firm, to collect $17.5 million in campaign funds from the start of the 2016 campaign and $14.7 million in the first months of 2017.
Manafort also collected nearly $7 million for his lobbying work from the end of 2017 to the beginning of 2018.
He collected $3.7 billion for his political lobbying work during that time.
At the end.
There are two ways to look at this: either Manafort has not earned much money in the legal profession from his work on behalf of the Trump Organization or he has, in Manafort’s own words: “been able to accumulate the kind of wealth and political connections that can allow me to take on larger and more important political challenges.”
He has earned a lot in the law profession.
But he has also paid a high price in the world of politics.
Manafort has spent more time and effort than most other lawyers in his profession, as the Times reported, trying to persuade Congress and the public to support the Trump agenda, including his “bipartisan” trade deals with China and Mexico.
But his legal fees have also been paid by Russian-linked entities.
Manafort is now suing the U.S. government over the Trump administration’s alleged interference in the 2016 election.
If he wins the case, Manafort will have to pay a substantial amount of legal fees.
Manafort had an opportunity to earn a decent living while working on behalf and for Trump.
He did not take it.
In his interview with Vanity Fair, Manafort said, “[T]he time I was on the Trump team, I got to do the kind and the right thing.
I worked for Trump as a private citizen and I have no regrets in my life.”
He then said, in response to a question about whether he had been paid a fair salary, “No, I haven’t.
But I can tell you that it is a shame that the president of the United State, who I have great respect for, doesn’t take the same approach.”
And that’s a fair point.
The Trump administration has had a bad relationship with the law and with the American people.
The president and his staff have engaged in a string of lies, obstruction of justice, and other unethical actions in the investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign, and they have been guilty of violating the Constitution, the laws of the land, and basic norms of decorum.
In this new era, as in previous eras, we are not asking for the government to step in and clean up the mess of the past.
Instead, we want our government to act to make America great again.
As President Trump has said, we have to go back to basics and go back with a new, stronger, and more ethical government.
The stakes are high.
And Trump has made clear he will not be satisfied until we restore our nation’s reputation as the nation of laws.
But the Trump Administration and his political team are determined to try to avoid the serious charges of criminal wrongdoing against the Trump family.
We have seen that Trump and his team have a history of lying to the American public, of obstructing justice, of trying to cover up their crimes, and of refusing to prosecute the most egregious of their transgressions.
We now have an opportunity for our government and our citizens to turn this around