October 30, 2017 8:26 pm -

Here’s a fun detail from the latest report by Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff:

Asked twice by the Justice Department — in November 2016 and February 2017 — for any records that they had on the past Ukrainian lobbying effort, their consulting firm, DMI, responded that it “does not retain communications beyond 30 days” and as a result of this policy, a “search has returned no responsive documents.”

But the whole time, the indictment reveals, at least some of those records were stashed in Manafort’s home. Those records [were recovered when the FBI executed a “no-knock” warrant in July at Manafort’s Virginia hime and] helped Mueller put together a case accusing Manafort and Gates of serving as “unregistered” foreign agents by engaging  over an eight-year period in a “multimillion dollar lobbying campaign” that was done “at the direction” of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Russian Party of Regions. Yanukovych is now living in Moscow.

You should’ve known, Paul: honesty, as the old saying goes, is always the best policy.

Oh, right. You’re a Republican and a lobbyist, so that whole honesty thing is a non-starter. ‘Nuff said!

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.