Washington, Aug 20: Targeting controversial Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over the resignation of his campaign chairman Paul Manafort, rival Hillary Clinton Campaign has claimed that the move was a "clear admission of the connection" between Donald Trump and the "pro-Kremlin elements" in Russia and Ukraine.
"Manafort's resignation is a clear admission that the disturbing connections between Donald Trump's team and pro-Kremlin elements in Russia and Ukraine are untenable," Robby Mook, campaign manager of Clinton Campaign, said on Friday.
Manafort, the high profile head of the Trump Campaign, resigned on Friday.
"But this is not the end of the story. It's just the beginning," Mook said. "You can get rid of Manafort, but that doesn't end the odd bromance Trump has with Putin," he said.
"Trump still has to answer serious questions hovering over his campaign given his propensity to parrot Putin's talking points, the roster of advisers like Carter Page and Mike Flynn with deep ties to Russia, the recent Russian government hacking and disclosure of Democratic Party records, and reports that Breitbart published articles advocating pro-Kremlin positions on Ukraine," Mook said.
"It's also time for Donald Trump to come clean on his own business dealings with Russian interests, given recent news reports about his web of deep financial connections to business groups with Kremlin ties," he said.
"Despite the latest staff shake-up, Trump's campaign still maintains strong ties to Russia and pro-Kremlin elements. At least a half-dozen of Trump's remaining aides have Russian connections, and let's not forget about his own financial interests in the region, as well as his repeated praise for Putin," Democratic National Committee national press secretary Mark Paustenbach said.