keep it simple stupid
american millionaire paul manafort worked for two persons from 2005 to 2016: vladimir putin and donald trump.
putin has denied any meddling in the 2016 u.s. election, and trump has denied any collusion by his campaign, condemning the investigation as political witch hunt.
both men are inveterate liars, as is manafort.
unfortunately, western journalists assigned to cover shenanigans in russia and ukraine over this period and the 2016 presidential election campaign in the united states are either finding it enormously difficult to understand what took place or are playing dumb while busily compartmentalizing intelligence for future use.
the only other possibility is that they are on the dole.