Paul Manafort, campaign manager for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, denies receiving cash payments of more than $12 million from a Ukrainian political party with close ties to Russia. Linda So reports.
Another political headache for Donald Trump's campaign. This time involving his campaign manager Paul Manafort. A report in the New York Times claims Trump's top aide received more than 12 million dollars in secret payments from a Ukrainian political party with close ties to Russia. In a statement, Manafort strongly denied the report saying, quote: "I have never received a single 'off-the-books cash payment' as falsely 'reported' by the New York Times, nor have I ever done work for the governments of Ukraine or Russia." Manafort, who consulted for former President Viktor Yanukovych's pro-Russia political party, called the report "unfounded, silly, and nonsensical." The accusations came as Trump was preparing to give a major speech outlining his strategy against Islamic State.