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Paul Manafort to Register as Foreign Agent

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Paul Manafort of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's staff listens during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. Picture taken August 17, 2016.

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort will register with the U.S. government as foreign agent, his spokesman said Wednesday. “Since before the 2016 election, Mr. Manafort has been in discussions with federal authorities about the advisability of registering under [Foreign Agents Registration Act] for some of his past political work,” said Jason Maloni, Manafort’s spokesman. “Mr. Manafort received formal guidance recently from the authorities and he is taking appropriate steps in response to the guidance. The work in question was widely known, concluded before Mr. Manafort began working with the Trump Campaign and was not conducted on behalf of the Russian government.”