Paul Manafort's name came up in a ledger exposing him as being one of many who may have accepted illegal money from certain people in the Ukrainian government. While his acceptance of the money has not been proven, there is enough evidence to warrant an investigation into his role in diverting this money to D.C. lobbyists.
Even if most or all of the rumors and allegations about Donald Trump's campaign manager having ties to Ukraine are politically motivated, there should be a criminal investigation. There is some indication that $12 million of Ukraine money was earmarked for Manafort. If the allegations are true, he loses all integrity and potentially compromises national security.
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort may have routed money from Ukraine to Washington D.C. lobbyists. Manafort should be under criminal investigation. This report does not mean that Manafort is guilty, but the report should be investigated. Foreign money should never be used to influence lawmakers in Washington. This foreign influence could undermine American foreign policy.
Trump's campaign chairman should be under criminal investigation. There are news reports that Paul Manafort had a secret ledger and now one that he routed Ukrainian money to Washington D.C. lobbyists. This report stated he routed at least $2.2 million in payments in 2012. Under federal law, U.S. lobbyists must declare if they represent foreign leaders or their political parties and provide detailed reports about their actions to the Justice Department.