Nunes: Manafort has agreed to testify before Congress

Paul Manafort has agreed to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Friday.

Nunes said Manafort’s counsel had contacted the committee and offered his client for an interview.

Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, has come under scrutiny for lobbying work he has done on behalf of clients aligned with Russia.

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a … and records showing international wire transfers for millions of dollars. …. He took a leave of absence from the firm in late 2006 to work on John … The billionaire gave Manafort nearly $19 million

More than $12 million in undisclosed payments were earmarked for Donald Trump’s campaign manager by the pro-Russian political party of Ukraine’s then-president, Viktor Yanukovych, according to a Ukrainian official.

Paul Manafort’s name was recorded in a so-called “black ledger,” a log of under-the-table payments from Yanukovych’s political party to hundreds of people, including government officials, investigators said, according to Darya Manzhura, a spokeswoman for the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.

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