By now you’ve heard that some small-time bank CEO got fleeced out of $16 million dollars in a loan that Manafort never planned to pay back, on the pretense that Manafort would get the CEO a position in the new administration. Apparently, he wanted Secretary of the Army, bad.
It also now apparent that maybe Manafort wasn’t lying his ass off when he inferred that the position was – literally – for sale. Because Manafort emailed the suggestion to none other than …Jared Kushner, who also knows a thing or two about promising access for cold hard cash.
Here's the Jared Kushner email to Manafort saying "On it!" in response to Manafort recommending for Army Secretary a bank exec who just approved $16m in loans to him. It's exhibit #502. pic.twitter.com/3P3DNbLvV7
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) August 14, 2018