Paul Manafort Resigns From Donald Trump's Campaign

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He took over from Corey Lewandowski.

Paul Manafort has resigned from Donald Trump's campaign. 

The announcement happened Friday morning. 

Manafort took over for Corey Lewandowski.

"This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign," Trump said in a statement. "I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success.”

Manafort faced heavy scrutiny this week for allegedly accepting millions in cash payments from Ukraine while a political consultant there.

The New York Times reported Sunday in part: "Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from [former President Viktor F. Yanukovych] pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials."

Manafort's lawyer told the newspaper Manafort did not receive any such payments, The Times reported. 

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