Paul Manafort’s Russian Ghostwriter Revealed | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

  • Published on Dec 8, 2017
  • A federal judge orders Paul Manafort to prove he did not violate his bail order after special counsel Robert Mueller reveals Manafort contacted a Russian with "ties to Russian intel."
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Comments • 145

  • Terry Oesch
    Terry Oesch 3 months ago

    You just love Obama and they

  • Terry Oesch
    Terry Oesch 3 months ago

    Putin and all of his buddies are all wearing maga caps

  • Terry Oesch
    Terry Oesch 3 months ago

    Mueller did a good job on 911

  • Chum Khuvung
    Chum Khuvung Year ago +1

    US government is being stripped of all modesty every passing day with nobody coming to its rescue.

  • Chum Khuvung
    Chum Khuvung Year ago

    US government is being stripped of all modesty every passing day with nobody coming to its rescue.

  • Ted Talkz
    Ted Talkz Year ago

    Fire all Msnbc reporters , you do know people are going to jail , but not Trump . This will be the biggest failed attempt to oust our president. Trust me I've had many people saying that they can no longer trust mainstream news , they are all turning on mainstream media , Trump's gonna swamp these creatures to. If i worked for any of them I would walk of my job , and take a few reporters down before i did so. Hint , hint , hint, for those working at msnbc you are the joke.

  • St0rm Ranger
    St0rm Ranger Year ago

    Manafort needs to go to real prison. In Kentucky, with the Booty Warrior.

  • Suaiman
    Suaiman Year ago +1

    this is like watching a movie that never ends. my popcorn was stale months ago.

  • Shawn Mcfadden
    Shawn Mcfadden Year ago


  • 68Model Cross
    68Model Cross Year ago


  • Trumpy Bear
    Trumpy Bear Year ago

    Does cnn report any more or do they just speculate? They have nothing new they just make broad statements and end with this is all speculation. Is this what you base your view point on, speculation?

    • adjwindu70
      adjwindu70 Year ago

      Larry Hayes they reported that Manafort violated his bail and the Russian he contacted. Try a different video if you want more

  • Gwen30
    Gwen30 Year ago

    Why are they allowing him to run free?

  • Lauren Jamieson
    Lauren Jamieson Year ago

    There is no evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. There is, however, evidence that the DNC colluded with Russia.

  • Eck0
    Eck0 Year ago +1


  • RL
    RL Year ago +1

    Lock them up!!!! Lock them up!!!! Lock them
    Up!!!!! Lock them up!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lollie da lush
    Lollie da lush Year ago

    FFS at least talk to someone that doesn't sound like a henchman from a Bond film!

  • ben dunn
    ben dunn Year ago

    What next?

  • sir robert
    sir robert Year ago

    the liberal brainwashing of the masses continue s

  • D Back
    D Back Year ago

    😂 more fake news

  • Fiona Tanzer
    Fiona Tanzer Year ago

    Stupid Watergate.What can you expect. It is more and more like a Peter Sellers comedy every day.

  • Harry Hightower
    Harry Hightower Year ago +1

    ALL the Truth is gonna come out, i don't know how they thought they could take out the US and get away with it .I'm not saying that to make us big and bad, I'm saying it because to many in the US care enough to stop it .....

  • shawn shahpari
    shawn shahpari Year ago

    Ari is hilarious! His Miley Cyrus comment had me rolling on the floor

  • John England
    John England Year ago +1

    These guys are dumb. I think dumb enough to lie to the Grand jury.

  • ted
    ted Year ago

    hopefully sooner than later.

  • Cerberus
    Cerberus Year ago

    Manafort thought he could get by with this, just like trump thought he could get by with this.
    The flynn situation is the surprising bit. Like flynn said, "as a guy who knows this business," why would he assume he was the sharpest knife, and lie to the FBI?

  • C Love
    C Love Year ago

    MUELLER legal Don . On it. Lock em up

  • donjon bro
    donjon bro Year ago +2

    Robert mueller is on fiyyah

  • nil bogg
    nil bogg Year ago +1

    Odds are that "op-ed" is a backdoor communications channel to his Manafort's Russian allies. He/they are probably very desperate to find out what he told Muller.

  • MatchstalkMan
    MatchstalkMan Year ago +25

    There’s an old trump family saying:
    “Wiretap me once, blame Obama. Wiretap me twice, why is nobody investigating crooked Hillary?”

  • el80ne
    el80ne Year ago +5

    Why are these talking heads avoiding the obvious elephant in the room about Manafort? He's in all likelihood a Russian agent. What other explanation could there be that he instantly contacts Russian intel (likely his handler) to immediately try to influence American public opinion?

  • Loco Brodie
    Loco Brodie Year ago +2

    Hang them all for treason!

  • Al Somethin
    Al Somethin Year ago +3

    Looks like Paul Manefart just cant keep his love of money under control . It seems everyone is stunned that he is so stupid as to do this while he is under a microscope.

  • Debra Smith
    Debra Smith Year ago

    I think the ambassador is giving a great clue.We have to connect the dots and part of those dots include Mike Flynn's career history. The man was part of the intelligence community. How likely is it that he had no idea that he was being monitored.
    The greater risk is the Fox/Republican attack on Mueller.

    • Fiona Tanzer
      Fiona Tanzer Year ago

      Debra Smith - that's probably why Flynn and Jared were trying to set up a back channel to the Russians

  • Campy Camp
    Campy Camp Year ago

    ahahhahaha.... manafort and the rest of these idiots. Classic affluenza and white privilege.

  • imiss toronto
    imiss toronto Year ago +7

    as they said elsewhere, 'stunningly stupid".

  • Jetpack Rorschach
    Jetpack Rorschach Year ago +9

    1:15 So this proves there's an incredible amount of credibility suggesting that Manafort was indeed working for Russian interests. Notice how his lawyer actually says "He was seeking to further Democracy, and to help the Ukraine come closer to the United States and the EU".
    Now for people not in the know, for the last 5 years Russia has been slowly invading Ukraine, and 8 years prior to that invasion they've been hand picking almost all of Ukraine government officials, bribing the others, and then spreading misinformation and propoganda among the local populace. This had lead to a comical farce of a government that was both for and against the US and the EU, as they were the only ones standing between Russia and its complete takeover of Ukraine. The talking point he was saying here was almost word for word the EXACT same propoganda line that was used during those eight years whenever they were caught interfering with Ukraines government, and is still sometimes used by the Russian government today.
    So what was it Manaforts lawyer was stating again when this court case he's facing has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Ukraine? You just got caught-out Manafort, hope your Russian benefactor also gets dragged down alongside you for what you've help do to the US and Ukraine.

  • thibaut barguil
    thibaut barguil Year ago

    Who would win: Robert Mueller or Emperor Comodus and all of his GOP court?

  • Campy Camp
    Campy Camp Year ago +1


  • Linds m
    Linds m Year ago

    Terrible save our respect as USA

  • Linds m
    Linds m Year ago +8

    This is scam of our whole country please Mueller catch all bad guys to save all of US

  • Kathy Schwab
    Kathy Schwab Year ago

    Maybe Manafort is trying to save his and his family's lives. Putin doesn't play. Trump and all his aiders and abetters may be at risk. Is that Karma knocking at their doors?

  • Everblue Freediving
    Everblue Freediving Year ago +5

    are there any historical examples of insanely rich people surrounded by mobsters, bankrolled by mobsters, managed by mobsters, that weren't mobsters themselves? So far it's lie after lie about everything - what's the big secret worth lying for?

  • CentaurusRelax314

    The 'collaborating on an OpEd' thing is just a cover. The most benign explanation for continuing coordination with Putin's puppets. Hoping for one of those "Homeland"-style things where the Russians send some covert operatives to spirit him out of the country in a black van and private plane taking off from a field in Mamaroneck.

  • Felix Cavalier
    Felix Cavalier Year ago

    I like Ari Melber, but he doesn't realize how lame he is when he costantly quotes morons like Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus? Is he just trying to show us how cool he is? Or does he really think these are wise and insightful people?

  • Felix Cavalier
    Felix Cavalier Year ago

    Didn't KT McFarland used to be a Fox news-model?

  • Sehara
    Sehara Year ago +2

    Manafort doesn't care, Trump will pardon him...he will pardon everyone and say fake news 😡😡

  • EdwardHowton
    EdwardHowton Year ago

    Thank you Ari. This is so insane, but that 'Russian saying' provided a much-needed laugh.

  • Elio Lopez
    Elio Lopez Year ago +1

    No more smoke...this is a fire.

  • Tim Francis
    Tim Francis Year ago +5

    Either Manafort's an ignorant arrogant dolt, or he's hearing from his lawyer that the white house has his back, i.e. a pardon is planned. My guess is he's an arrogant dumb bell...who'll look good in an orange jumpsuit for sure.

  • TheFarmanimalfriend

    Q: What is the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?
    A: One is a bottom dwelling scum sucker, the other is a fish.

  • David Sanchez
    David Sanchez Year ago

    11 👎 some folks don't like the truth they prefer alternative facts ☺

  • Fleck Smugbrother
    Fleck Smugbrother Year ago +6

    OK, Manafort is going to jail. Flynn will probably avoid that. Trump Jr., we're not sure about yet. Trump Sr. can always claim ignorance, his lucky get out of jail card. But hold on a minute, what about his taxes, his money laundering? A sitting president, being sentenced to jail. Couldn't happen to a more appropriate candidate......

  • joeconsumer
    joeconsumer Year ago +1

    That WAS Manafort's best behavior...

  • Doug
    Doug Year ago +1

    Look at the hairpiece on this guy

    • Boudica
      Boudica Year ago +1

      all of them, fake hair, fake teeth, fake Americans

  • inthapocket〉
    inthapocket〉 Year ago +4


  • Frank Winkhorst
    Frank Winkhorst Year ago

    That great legal scholar, Miley Cyrus.... ;-)

  • Richard Baker
    Richard Baker Year ago +23

    These people consider themselves above the law, and spit on court orders, in the case of manafort probably since trump suggested that he would 'protect' him, which then will, of course, turn out to have been a lie. Lock him up immediately, because he will seek refuge in Russia, or North Korea ... or will be eliminated as a liability, trump's admired russian way of solving things.

  • Frank Winkhorst
    Frank Winkhorst Year ago

    Kill-a-what? (is that an electrical unit?). This gets funnier and funnier. I think the Russians are playing us. Next we'll hear about Sergey Fukausky and his sister Inabut.

  • Frank Winkhorst
    Frank Winkhorst Year ago

    MSNBC: Thanks for rehiring Sam Seder. Now maybe you can work on that knee-jerk problem.

  • David Miller
    David Miller Year ago +56

    Arrogance, thy name be Manafort...and Trump...and Flynn...and Kushner...and.....

    • Terry Oesch
      Terry Oesch 3 months ago

      Ignorance must be bliss

    • TallyHo
      TallyHo Year ago +1

      And Ivanka... and baby Trump (Eric)... and Sanders...

    • Gwen30
      Gwen30 Year ago +1

      and trump jr.

  • Erehtolleh1
    Erehtolleh1 Year ago +2

    This only demonstrate that crooks are really not intelligent at all, despite all Republicans who trust they capacity to vote them to rule the country!!!!

  • Garland5
    Garland5 Year ago +25

    OMG...Manafort is incredibly stupid. He must realize that the FBI is on his every move. He must be desperate of course.

    • Gwen30
      Gwen30 Year ago

      He is a flight risk!!!

  • Ash Roskell
    Ash Roskell Year ago +11

    Mueller has WARRANTS up and down the Yin Yang on Manafort. Just LOOK at how SLIPPERY he is? He was up to SOMETHING DESPERATE

  • Green PlayDoh
    Green PlayDoh Year ago +15

    It'd take all the beef in the world to cook this 'nothingburger' that the right seems unable to see sitting in front of them.

  • DataWaveTaGo
    DataWaveTaGo Year ago +5

    *Russia launched social media support for Trump almost immediately after he announced his campaign*
    *_Russian social media support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign started just weeks after he announced his candidacy in June 2015 - far earlier than had been previously known._*

  • Moon Cricket Racing Cricket

    Trump's the anti-christ, "abomination of desolation" of the Bible. He now claims authority to decide the fate of Jerusalem, as was prophesied, today TRUMP THE ANTI-CHRIST HAS BEGUN THE TRIBULATION IN REVELATIONS. TRUMP IS THE ANTI-CHRIST, THE BEAST, AND NO ONE WHO SWEARS LOYALTY TO TRUMP CAN BE CALLED A CHRISTIAN

    • Darren Iwohn
      Darren Iwohn Year ago

      Great Planes of WW3 I don't think anybody swore loyalty to trump ,

  • Sally Daniel
    Sally Daniel Year ago +50

    This administration will go down in history as the dumbest in US history

    • Darren Iwohn
      Darren Iwohn Year ago

      Anthony Medina what did he do that is treasonous

    • Anthony Medina
      Anthony Medina Year ago +6

      Sally Daniel It will certainly go down as the dumbest and most treasonous in history. trump is the modern Benedict Arnold a true Manchurian candidate.

  • Tahira Asim
    Tahira Asim Year ago

    Gotta love ari quoting rappers and miley cyrus ....

  • Wolfram Stahl
    Wolfram Stahl Year ago

    When you think the story couldn't get any more surreal....
    ...Ari quotes Miley Cyrus.

  • Auntie Em
    Auntie Em Year ago

    What does he have to worry about? Can't the president just pardon him when all is said and done.

  • Gavin Sherlock
    Gavin Sherlock Year ago +21

    Lock him up

  • Michael Gfroerer
    Michael Gfroerer Year ago +35

    There never would have been this problem if the FBI and state election officials had listened to warnings from the Obama White House. You'd think they had learned after 9/11 but no. Now the whole country is paralyzed because of Republican incompetence.

  • nubianancestry11ify-sungodamenra God of Gods

    Nothing about the USA is sacred as long as these imbeciles are running the country.

  • Aquatic Borealis
    Aquatic Borealis Year ago +13

    Manafort is a hack for Russians and even his own daughter called him out for having blood money due to his involvement in Ukraine and the people who died due to his support there for the Russian puppet Yanukovych. Sound familiar? Manafort is a pure dirt bag, with a history of working for dictators. He needs to go to jail for a long time.

  • M B
    M B Year ago +5

    Manafort is stupid like trump!

  • B spearbach
    B spearbach Year ago +30

    Ghost Writer.... That is exactly what Russia is accused of doing. Influencing US public opinion through online propaganda.... It seems Paul is just substantiating the allegation by doing that exact thing... Thank you Paul

  • jason w
    jason w Year ago +65

    Is there anybody in Trump's gang that doesn't have ties to Russians? Anybody? Revoke the bail deal. Keep this guy here to face the music.

    • jason w
      jason w Year ago +1

      jeck jeck...... yea... you might be right there. Haven't really heard anything about him and the Russians.

    • jeck jeck
      jeck jeck Year ago +1

      jason w

    • jason w
      jason w Year ago +1

      Ted K ...... lol, which bank should I take it to? Oh, I know.... I'll take it to the banks in Russia that gave Trump billions in loans. So I guess the question still stands.... who doesn't have ties to Russia?

    • Ted Talkz
      Ted Talkz Year ago

      jason w yes , Trump !! And that is the truth , you can take that to the bank , they will never find anything to impeach him , and he can't be bought like the many we have had.

    • jeck jeck
      jeck jeck Year ago +1

      Foghorn Leghorn
      Yes, Boris and Vlad have no connections to Russia.

  • Ed Klein
    Ed Klein Year ago +6

    Manaforts trying to get the Russians to get him there to get out of the USA as is Flynn doing

  • Tungsten23
    Tungsten23 Year ago +30

    Turncoat traitor

  • Figa Zumbi
    Figa Zumbi Year ago +39

    Imagine if Manafort were Black or
    Brown! Forget about it-there would be no bail!

    • Artemas Ward
      Artemas Ward Year ago +2

      "with liberty and justice for all".... every day, little by little, we teach our children. In my family my kids believe in the promise of those words, as do a majority of our young people. Help us make the words true, thx

  • Technicolor YaYa
    Technicolor YaYa Year ago +32

    If there was nothing there, why did the other two take plea deals? Hmmmm...

  • sclogse1
    sclogse1 Year ago

    I love all this stuff. I get so excited I have to watch this stuff twice. But funny, I saw this one yesterday, Dec 6.

  • JAlexander
    JAlexander Year ago +105

    ... Manafort is really trying to arrange an escape plan to another country; possibly Russia, because he knows he's going to prison if he doesn't leave the US. Well; big boy your wish is coming true soon! Treason is the new orange.

    • gap949
      gap949 Year ago

      One word.....GREED !

    • Jennifer Loftus
      Jennifer Loftus Year ago +4

      JAlexander. Hey, if i was him i might think I'd be safer in a US prison where the gangsters who will likely come to recoup their cash are less likely to get to me with a poisoned umbrella.

    • Danita Echols
      Danita Echols Year ago

      JAlexander GOOD ONE.CME

    ALPHA IC1 Year ago +8

    Pauloshnikov Manafortski

  • Danny Bolman
    Danny Bolman Year ago +50

    Just unbelievable.

  • Dand AinTac
    Dand AinTac Year ago +45

    "Makes no sense"--it does if Manafort and this Russian agent were talking in code to work out a plan for Manafort's escape out of the US.

    • Frank Winkhorst
      Frank Winkhorst Year ago +3

      The tunnel from the White House to the Chesapeake Bay is almost finished.

  • Morgan J.S.
    Morgan J.S. Year ago +4

    So Russians are corrupt oligarchs and Americans are humble President, Cabinet Secretaries and business leaders. Seems fair.
    America loves a biased label and a PR campaign.

    • DeclaringPond 22
      DeclaringPond 22 Year ago +1

      LaughMaster KRS Fun Cyka blyat rush b oi blin opppa vodka stalin

  • semeniukweli
    semeniukweli Year ago

    Ari with the lyrical references. I'm starting to think your musical collection needs exploration.

  • The Really Ugly Mushroom Penis_ trump

    just the name Killaminck sounds dangerous.

    • Frank Winkhorst
      Frank Winkhorst Year ago +1

      Konstantin Kilimnik A kilim, of course, is a floor cloth, basically a nap-free oriental rug. So he would be a rug dealer, though Kill-a-mink would be quite hilarious, considering Trump's high dollar taste.

  • Robert Foedisch
    Robert Foedisch Year ago +21

    Methinks the man doth protests too much. My apologies to Mr. Shakespeare

    • Frank Winkhorst
      Frank Winkhorst Year ago

      Apologize to Samuel Daniel. "Shake-speare" could hardly sign his own name.

  • J C
    J C Year ago

    Is the Ukrainian the same as Russia?

    • Parslow Pongbert
      Parslow Pongbert Year ago +2

      Ukraine lies between democratic Western Europe and the Dictatorial East. The majority are pro democratic. During World War II Hitler was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, but modern Germany is anti-nazi. Stalin killed millions of Ukrainians even before the war and Stalin is Putin's hero.
      Of relevance to the above youtube video is the fact that Manafort aided the former pro Putin president of Ukraine who was overthrown by the Ukrainian people and ultimately ran away to Moscow.
      Subsequently Russia "secretly" invaded Eastern Ukraine by using disguised Russian troops and Russian weapons.

    • BadWebDiver
      BadWebDiver Year ago +1

      Next-door-neighbours with divisions in the country how close they are. In the old Soviet Union all the countries in this region were under Soviet control. Nowadays, it's a bit more complicated.

    • Boudica
      Boudica Year ago +1

      close but no

    • dale116dot7
      dale116dot7 Year ago +3

      No, but kind of. Ukraine is somewhat split so it is complicated. There are Ukrainians that are pro-west and Ukrainians that are pro-Russia and perhaps at the same time anti-Germany partially because of the Nazi invasion of Ukraine back in the second war. So there are Russians and pro-Russian people in Ukraine.

    • gls600
      gls600 Year ago +1


  • Bad Fairy
    Bad Fairy Year ago +7

    Trump is going to see a doctor.

  • Justagamer
    Justagamer Year ago +82

    Paul Manafort has found a way to "telecollude" from home. Hmmmm...🤔

    • Maryam Rahat
      Maryam Rahat Year ago

      Erick Phillipps loooool

    • Jennifer Loftus
      Jennifer Loftus Year ago +1

      Erick Phillipps How very modern!

    • Traci Robarchek
      Traci Robarchek Year ago +5

      Has been recording since last January. I would love to be a fly on the wall. Just imagine all the dirty deals they have on tape.

    • Grey Mouser
      Grey Mouser Year ago +7

      All good.....with the level of ineptitude amongst the co-conspirators they probably haven't realised that all their communication is being recorded. :)

  • Justagamer
    Justagamer Year ago +35

    Cue the bots and trolls.......

    • Boudica
      Boudica Year ago +2

      The bots are out in full force today...pure panic!

  • mrt57rn
    mrt57rn Year ago +122

    "Revoke his bail!!....Revoke his bail!!"

    • Craig Colby
      Craig Colby Year ago

      Maybe put a spike through his fuc*ed up brain

    • Always Watching
      Always Watching Year ago

      mrt57rn maybe do something more then argue at the internet...

    • Edit Halk
      Edit Halk Year ago +6

      no way! he flee's, this whole administration is guilty and the house of cards fall. after this guy run's it will be impossible to deny that foul play was a foot

  • 1911 .45
    1911 .45 Year ago +18

    Lock him up.

    • mrt57rn
      mrt57rn Year ago +2

      Revoke his bail!!