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Manafort hired Skadden, a prominent law firm, to produce a December 2012 report that defended the imprisonment of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko by the government of then President Viktor Yanukovych, her political rival. The report found that Tymoshenko’s defense against abuse of power charges was “compromised” but that her conviction was justified by the evidence presented. and Europe. Skadden received more than $4.6 million for the report, Canada Goose sale most of which came from one of Manafort’s offshore accounts, according to court documents. Manafort later arranged for it to be promoted in the media and passed around in White House and congressional offices, court documents show. In September 2012, about three months before the report became public, Manafort told Yanukovych it could play a significant role in influencing the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had characterized Tymoshenko’s prosecution as a form canada goose deals of political revenge. But the White House indicated that if the report showed that Tymoshenko’s trial “was conducted fairly and that the conviction was based on the facts of the case and not politically motivated,” the Obama administration would be able to de emphasize its position on releasing Tymoshenko, Manafort wrote to Yanukovych in a memo that was included in the court documents.

In November 2012, just before the report became public, Skadden told Manafort “that the evidence of Tymoshenko’s criminal intent is ‘virtually non existent,'” according to court filings. But Skadden’s final report said Tymoshenko’s conviction was justified.

canada goose Freedom House, a watchdog organization, criticized some of Skadden’s findings as “utterly baffling.” There are signs that Craig was uncomfortable with his own report. In a 2012 interview with The New York Times, he said it was up to “others” to determine whether the canada goose clearance sale prosecution of Tymoshenko was politically motivated even though his own canada goose clearance report suggested it was not. canada goose

cheap Canada Goose Skadden did not disclose in the report that it had also been retained to represent Ukraine in connection with the Tymoshenko case and to provide training to the lawyers prosecuting Tymoshenko, according to court filings. individuals failed to appropriately register as foreign agents. Prosecutors are now weighing whether to charge Craig with a crime, CNN reported on Friday. cheap Canada Goose

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Canada Goose Outlet Company A and Company B Mercury Public Affairs and the Podesta Group were hired in 2012 “to lobby in the United States on behalf of President Yanukovych, Party of Regions[his pro Russia political party] and the Government of Ukraine,” according to court filings. Former Republican congressman Vin Weber headed Mercury’s efforts; Tony Podesta, the longtime Democratic lobbyist with ties to the Clinton administration, ran the Podesta Group’s involvement. Canada Goose Outlet

Manafort said that he agreed to pay the two firms more than $2 million from his offshore accounts for their canada goose store lobbying on behalf of cheap Canada Goose Ukraine and that he directed those lobbying efforts. Mercury and the Podesta Group lobbied “dozens of Members of Congress, their staff, and White House and State Department officials about Ukraine sanctions, the validity of the Ukraine elections, and the propriety of President Yanukovych imprisoning Tymoshenko, his presidential rival,” according to the criminal filings.

canada goose black friday sale In November 2012, Rick Gates, Manafort’s top aide who has testified against his former boss, told the two firms to prepare an assessment of their lobbying efforts so Canada Goose Outlet that “Paul” could brief the “President” presumably Yanukovych on their progress, court documents show. canada goose black friday sale

Canada Goose Jackets As part of a scheme to avoid having to register as foreign agents operating on behalf of the Ukrainian government, Manafort connected Canada Goose online Mercury Public Affairs and the Podesta Group with a “newly formed Brussels entity called the European Centre for the Modern Ukraine,” according to court filings. But employees from both firms “understood that they were receiving direction from MANAFORT and President Yanukovych, not the Centre, which was not even operational when Companies A and B began lobbying for Ukraine.” Canada Goose Jackets

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“It’s like Alice in Wonderland,” the employee explained.

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