Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned from the forth coming US presidential campaign.

In a statement, Trump says Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. Trump praised Manafort’s work on the campaign and called him a “true professional.”

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Manafort is stepping down in the wake of a campaign shake-up, as well as revelations about his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.

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The Associated Press reported Thursday that Manafort’s firm orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s then-ruling political party. Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law.

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Earlier in the week, the campaign added two new top officials to the campaign in a move widely seen as a demotion for Manafort.


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