According to the news service McClatchy, Manafort’s ties with Russia are deeper than previously reported. After the February 2014 fall of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych—a pro-Kremlin leader who won office with the help of Manafort—the former Trump aide traveled to Kiev 19 times over the course of 20 months working for the pro-Russian Opposition Block party.
The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website mostly funded by a Republican donor, was the first to hire firm Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on then-GOP candidate Donald Trump and other Republican candidates, according to a report from The Washington Examiner that was later confirmed by the website on Friday evening.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Florida Power and Light (FPL) CEO Eric Silagy announced Sunday evening that more than 2 million households and businesses in South Florida would not get power restoration for weeks. FPL Vice President of Communications Rob Gould also told ABC News that affected areas will see a “wholesale rebuild” of the electrical grid, which could be considered the “longest restoration in U.S. history.” FPL serves more than 10 million customers across Florida.