Business Insider, Politico, and CNN have reported on these texts as well.
300,000 texts were hacked and stolen from the mobile phone of Andrea Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager’s daughter. Mr. Manafort recently disclosed receiving $17 million for work in the Ukraine.
Incredibly, Paul Manafort confirmed to Politico that his daughter’s mobile phone had been hacked. He corroborated some text exchanges while refusing to comment on others.
Some of Andrea Manafort’s texts with context courtesy of Business Insider:
1. "Don’t fool yourself,” Andrea wrote to her sister, according to the texts. “That money we have is blood money.” “You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly,” she continued, according to the reviewed texts. “As a tactic to outrage the world and get focus on Ukraine. Remember when there were all those deaths taking place. A while back. About a year ago. Revolts and what not. Do you know whose strategy that was to cause that, to send those people out and get them slaughtered."
2."In a later exchange with a man who appeared to be Andrea’s cousin — and one of her father’s former employees — Collin Bond, Andrea appears to have said her mother and father couldn’t go through a “public divorce” because Manafort had “too many skeletons” and “his work and payment in Ukraine is legally questionable."
3."He is a sick f—ing tyrant,” Andrea appears to have said to Bond about her father. “And we keep showing up and dancing for him. … We just keep showing up and eating the lobster. Nothing changes."
4."In March 2015, Andrea said their father had “no moral or legal compass."