In one April exchange days after Trump named Manafort as a campaign strategist, Manafort referred to his positive press and growing reputation and asked, “How do we use to get whole?”Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said Wednesday that the email exchanges reflected an “innocuous” effort to collect past debts.“It’s no secret Mr. Manafort was owed money by past clients,” Maloni said.
(1) Ty Cobb tells me re WaPo report:"It would be truly shocking" if true Paul Manafort "tried to monetize his relationship w the president."— Margaret Talev (@margarettalev) September 21, 2017
(2) Cobb: "It certainly would never have been tolerated by the president or his team."— Margaret Talev (@margarettalev) September 21, 2017