NBC News is reporting that President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had much stronger ties to a Russian oligarch than had been reported previously. The investigation revealed that $26 million changed hands in the form of a loan between a company linked to Manafort and the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin. Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign in August 2016 following allegations of improper financial dealings.

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