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Social media erupts as Lewandowski tweets report on Manafort’s ties to Ukraine

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A New York Times investigation into Paul Manafort’s time consulting for Ukraine’s pro-Russia political party has revealed that the top adviser to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has ties to a large network that Ukrainian government investigators say was used to loot assets and influence elections. 

Manafort’s involvement in Russian and Ukrainian politics has previously been reported but has come under increasing scrutiny as the U.S. election cycle’s focus rests on the region.

The New York Times said its Sunday report “offers new details of how [Manafort] mixed politics and business out of public view and benefited from powerful interests now under scrutiny by the new government in Kiev.”

It created a stir on Twitter when former top Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who was fired after clashing with Manafort over campaign strategy, tweeted a link to the article minutes after it was posted.

Many jumped on board, retweeting the article and noting the awkwardness of the former Trump adviser seemingly calling out his successor.

After leaving the Trump campaign, Lewandowski got a job doing commentary on CNN.

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