Mueller finds Trump connection through Manafort's ties to bank executive

Paul Manafort.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors plan to present evidence at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial that a banking executive who was after a role in the Trump campaign, "helped Manafort obtain loans of more than $6 million," CNN reports.

The details: Per CNN, the prosecutors' court filing says that the executive "expressed interest in working on the Trump campaign, told (Manafort) his interest, and eventually secured a position advising the Trump campaign." The prosecutors say in their filing that despite Manafort's "serious issues" on his loan application, the executive "interceded in the process and approved the loan."