Kathleen Manafort is the wife of political consultant and until today, the Chairman of the Trump Campaign, Paul Manafort.
Manafort had been brought in to replace Lewandowski. His hiring caused controversy a few months ago but according to reports, the 69-year-old has stepped down from his position as the national chairman of the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
Manafort, described a “fixer” who has a history of doing business in the former Soviet Union. Truth is, Kathleen’s husband is particularly associated with some peculiar personalities.
Manafort notably worked for former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in the run-up to the 2014 public uprising and parliament vote that ended his reign, as well as the late Bahamanian prime minister Lynden Pindling, who was dogged by his own share of controversial allegations.
After his political education with the campaigns of Ford and Reagan, Manafort jumped into lobbying in 1985 with the first of two lobbying firms with his name on it, Black, Manafort, Stone, & Kelly. In 1985 Manafort’s firm agreed to work for Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos –who ruled as the president of the Philippines for twenty-one years and gained a reputation as a brutal and corrupt leader.
A further list of Manafort’s previous clients will only continue this dangerous trend of violent and corrupt world leaders: Mobutu Sese Seko, Jonas Savimbi, and Viktor Yanukovych. You get the idea.
Kathleen Manafort’s husband was born Paul John on April 1, 1949, in New Britain, Connecticut. The son of Paul John and Antionette (Cifalu) Manafort.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgetown University in 1971. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1974.
Kathleen Manafort is the former Kathleen Bond. The couple said their I Do’s on August 12, 1978. Kathleen Manafort and her husband are the parents of two daughters, Jessica Anne and Andrea Lynn Manafort.
The wife and mother of two is also known as Kath or Kathy Manafort. Daughter Jessica Manafort, a director, and writer married the CEO and founder of Marin West, Jeff Yohai in 2013.
Furthermore, Andrea Manafort wedded last year too, Christopher Shand –an actor whom she met after he participated in one of her sister’s projects.
Kathleen Manafort and her veteran political strategist husband are into horses. She owns a few of them.
Do you think her hubby’s role in advising foreign politicians had anything to do with his resignation?
Kathleen’s husband and former Trump associate, Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight counts.
The former campaign chair for President Donald Trump, is guilty of five counts of subscribing to false income tax returns, one count of failing to report his foreign accounts, and two counts of bank fraud –according to a Virginia jury. Reports say he could be try for other 10 charges Mueller brought against but it’s unclear if prosecutors will.
Manafort who has been behind bars since June could now could now face prison sentence. He is the fourth former Trump aide to be convicted of crimes and his legal troubles are far from over. Next month he will face another trial on seven separate charges in Washington, DC.
The trial itself wasn’t actually about Russian interference, rather than his money. It was discovered among other, that he laundered $30 million he made working for Ukrainian politicians into the US from undeclared offshore accounts without paying taxes.