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Another day, another easily refutable claim from White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Last week CNN reported allegations that Paul Manafort, an advisor to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, had received millions of dollars worth of payments from an organisation which supported the pro-Russian former president of Ukraine.

Manafort was supposedly being blackmailed because of the payments.

On Monday Spicer faced questions regarding the FBI investigation into Russian ties to the Trump Administration, revealed that day by FBI Director James Comey.

In his response to questions about Russian involvement in the US election, Spicer downplayed Manafort's influence.

Spicer stated that Manafort played a 'very limited' role in the campaign.

And then obviously there's been discussion of Paul Manafort who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time, but beyond that...

Manafort was the Campaign Chairman from April 2016 to August 2016.

The allegations that Manafort has received $12.7 million from the Ukrainian 'Party of Regions' political party first surfaced in August 2016. He stood down as campaign manager in part due to these allegations.

While evidently a campaign manager does not carry the entire presidential campaign, to call their involvement 'limited' smacks of inaccuracy.

HT Steve Kopack

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