Paul Manafort Resigns From Trump Campaign

He leaves the Trump team under increasing scrutiny about his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.

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Two days after a campaign shakeup that left his leadership role in doubt, and after a series of damaging reports about his work with a Russian-backed Ukrainian political party, Paul Manafort resigned from his post as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Friday morning.

 

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