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Newly Leaked Text Messages Could Put Paul Manafort In Prison For Murder

The date was February 20, 2014, when a Ukraine riot broke out and police opened fire on thousands of protestors that had gathered in Central Kiev. The protest came after President Viktor Yanukovych made the last minute decision to back out of a deal with the European Union that would have distanced Ukraine from Russia and fostered closer ties with the West.

People have been wanting answers for this mass shooting. One person demanding answers is the human-rights lawyer representing the victims of the mass police shootings, Eugenia Zakrevska.

She wants to know who was advising Yanukovych when he ordered Ukrainian security forces to open fire on the public.

There is one person that’s name has popped up in recent weeks, Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager who advised Yanukovych for nearly a decade.

As of late February, his daughter’s cellphone got hacked into and the messages were revealed in the deep dark web, an encrypted network that can be accessed only with a special browser.

The phone had nearly 300,000 messages.

Zakrevska now wants answers from Manafort “to clarify the allegations contained in the text messages and to contact us with any information he may have” about the events that occurred in central Kiev between February 18 and 20, 2014, she told CNN earlier this month.

The text messages sent in 2015 between his daughters Andrea and Jessica reveal that Andrea said their father had “no moral or legal compass.”

“Don’t fool yourself,” Andrea wrote to her sister, according to the texts. “That money we have is blood money.”

“You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly,” she continued, according to the reviewed texts. “As a tactic to outrage the world and get focus on Ukraine. Remember when there were all those deaths taking place. A while back. About a year ago. Revolts and what not. Do you know whose strategy that was to cause that, to send those people out and get them slaughtered.”

There was another series of texts sent between Andrea and another friend back in March of 2015, where she allegedly wrote that Ukraine was “late in paying” her father.

“He is cash poor right now,” the text read. “And now Ukraine is late in paying him.”

Andrea also ranted to her cousin, Collin Bond, about her father.

“He is a sick f—— tyrant,” Andrea allegedly wrote to Bond about her father. “And we keep showing up and dancing for him … We just keep showing up and eating the lobster. Nothing changes.”

According to Business Insider:

“Secret ledgers uncovered by an anti-corruption center in Kiev in 2016 suggested that the Party of Regions had designated $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments for Manafort between 2007 and 2012. Manafort’s lawyer has denied that he ever collected the earmarked payments.

“The New York Times reported on Monday that a Ukrainian member of parliament has accused Manafort of trying to hide $750,000 in payments from the Party of Regions by funneling it to offshore accounts. Manafort’s spokesman told the Times that allegations were “baseless” and should be ‘summarily dismissed.'”


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