Listen: Paul Manafort, Donald Trump, Ukraine discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Uh-huh. Welcome to special feature at of gasoline nation. My name is Andrea Chiluba. I am a writer filmmaker focused on Russia's aggression in Ukraine, and the producer and screenwriter of ignition Holland's upcoming Soviet thriller. Gareth Jones about the journalists that risk their lives to expose Stalin's genocide famine in Ukraine, nineteen thirty three Sarah were hoping for a bit of a quiet week falling things giving, but of course, with Trump as president we have no more quiet weeks. So this feature at was envisioned as sort of a standalone of follow up to the stork midterms election and important look ahead and getting positioned for the fight ahead. But we are forced to comment on the last twenty four hours of dramatic news, namely coming out of Ukraine, and of course, Paul Manafort, everyone's favorite ostrich leather model. Makes an appearance in this very intense new cycle. So we have a lot to sort of open this feature at with in terms of the news roundup Sarah will be back with me next week, and we're going to dive into all of this further. And this, of course, will give us some time for a lot of these big stories to develop its building off of what we already cover in the show, which is simply this when you have kleptocrat in the White House that gives free range to all the other kleptocrats out there to behave badly, and that's what we certainly have been seeing with Russia's latent open attack against Ukraine and Ukrainian waters. Okay. But I very exciting bombshell. From the guardian Paul Manafort, I really wanna start with Paul Manafort because this is exciting. And there's a lot to unpack here. According to the guardian Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. And visited around the time. He joined Trump's campaign sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in two thousand thirteen two thousand fifteen and in spring twenty sixteen during the period when he was made a key figure in Trump's push for the White House around the time Trump named him as his convention manager. The visit is tentatively dated to March March. Of course was when Manafort officially joined the Trump campaign a big question for the FBI who was intermediary between WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign who curated the leaked DNC Email. So that would inflict the most damage how did Roger stone? No, it would soon be John Podesta's time in the barrel. Roger stone. Paul Manafort are old friends and longtime business partners was Paul Manafort. Roger stone's WikiLeaks source was Paul Manafort, the intermediary between WikiLeaks, the Trump campaign did Paul Manafort who has made a living discrediting, his clients political opponents that he advised on which emails would be most damaging and help get them ready to for instance, destroy. From the access Hollywood grab them by the pussy tape as soon as that tape hit the news, John Podesta stolen, emails were released hours later as though locked and loaded and ready to go all of this to coordination and expertise was Paul Manafort the center of it. This is his wheelhouse.."
Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior