A New York Times article says "The agency's [FBI's] investigation of Mr. Manafort began last spring as an outgrowth of a criminal investigation into his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine and for the country's former president, Viktor F. Yanukovych. It has focused on why he was in such close contact with Russian and Ukrainian intelligence officials."
Paul Manafort chaired Trump's campaign. The poor guy just did not realize that he couldn't even exchange pleasantries with anybody Russian. If you are not anti-Russian, then you must be pro-Russian. That's how the nitwits in the US intelligence agencies think. And if you're pro-Russian, then you must be in their pockets or a spy or a dupe. You don't deserve to be making US policy, which must remain anti-Russian until America manages to break up Russia and take it over.
You see, American citizens do not have the freedom to talk with Russians. The people they talk to may be spies, after all. My 1991 visit to Russia with my wife is next to be investigated, especially since we spent some time in Kiev. Russia is the enemy of us all. Don't speak to any Russian or person of Russian descent. Putin deserves no respect, and Trump obviously is his puppet. Putin obviously tampered with American voting machines and secured Trump's election. Trump must be thrown out of office immediately. Russia is imperialist and wants to take over the world. It's aggressive. It never abandoned its Communist ambitions. The Cold War never ended. These are facts! Russia threatens Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and your local bar and pool hall. This is not fake news! It is real, you fools! Russia should give back Crimea and allow the Ukrainian armed forces to take back Donbass. Russia should allow westerners to enter its country and preach the overthrow of its government. It should allow George Soros to finance the dismemberment of the country. Russia is nothing but a bunch of backward peasants; Obama has said so. It must be true. The US must never alter its suspicion and distrust of anything Russian. We must all erase from history Russia's role in defeating Hitler in World War II. Russia was never an ally of America. That's an impossibility. How could such a poor country have stood up against Hitler's mechanized divisions and panzers?
Forget about Russia's nuclear weapons. They are old and rusty. The US will knock them right out in a first strike, and the US anti-ballistic missiles will miraculously clear the air of any Russian missiles targeting US cities. Don't worry if a few H-bombs make it through. What's 50 million people and a radioactive halo against ending Russia once and for all!? Our leaders will be safe in their underground caverns, to lead the rest of us to bigger and better things. America will be great!
Americans like Mr. Manafort are all potential criminals if they so much as communicate with Russians, put in a good word for them, or, God forbid, even feel them out on their positions, policies, people and beliefs. Trump's people should have stayed as ignorant as possible of any Russians prior to his election. If they communicated with these devils, they must be regarded with great suspicion. The FBI must investigate them. There are not enough real criminals around anymore who have actually killed, raped and stolen. The FBI must now investigate potential criminals and crimethink. Anyone of us right now might be thinking destructive thoughts and imagining bonfires, bomb bursts and ballistic missile explosions. The FBI needs to go after video game players, video arcades and video manufacturers.