Manafort Indictment Sparks Hunt for Europeans Paid to Lobby

The lobbying by the European political figures — identified in documents as the "Hapsburg Group" — allegedly took place in 2012 and 2013.

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The U.S. indictment handed up Friday by a grand jury doesn’t name the European politicians, although it notes they worked in coordination with Manafort, his deputy Rick Gates and two Washington lobbying firms — the Podesta…

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