: CNN: Feds investigate Manafort firm as part of Ukraine probe

11:12 Aug. 20, 2016

CNN: Feds investigate Manafort firm as part of Ukraine probe

In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Paul Manafort campaign chairman for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen in New York. (AP Photo)

Probe also examining work of other firms linked to Ukrainian ex-government

FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are conducting an investigation into possible US ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, including the work of Paul Manafort's firm, according to multiple US law enforcement officials.

The investigation is broad and is looking into whether US companies and the financial system were used to aid alleged corruption by the party of former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Manafort, who resigned as chairman of Donald Trump's campaign Friday, has not been the focus of the probe, according to the law enforcement officials. The investigation is ongoing and prosecutors haven't ruled anything out, the officials said.

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