I wonder why?
(From The Daily Caller)
Manafort is accused in the unverified Steele dossier of directing the Trump campaign’s efforts to coordinate with the Kremlin to help Trump in the 2016 election. The dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC, claims that Manafort worked with former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on the effort. Both Page and Manafort have said they have never met each other.
Manafort has done business in the past with Russians close to the Kremlin, including Oleg Deripaska, an oligarch with close ties to Vladimir Putin. Emails revealed in 2017 showed that while on the campaign, Manafort told an associate, Konstantin Kilimnik, that he would be willing to provide briefings about campaign activities to Deripaska.