The Tinfoil Caps crowd has takeover the Democrat Party.

Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed … 
 
Notes:  Key word in the above headline is the past tense "had."  In other words,  the  AP is admitting that the "plan" did not continue (as in "it failed").   
 
The notion that Manafort was a Russian operative working for the interests of Vladimir Putin is counter to the provable fact that Manafort was a business magnet working in Russia to advance his own personal wealth interests,  that benefiting Putin was incidental to that fact.  Never mind the fact that Trump fired him precisely because he (Manafort) could not untangle himself from his Russian business entanglements.  Never mind that he worked with the Trump campaign for just three months.  Never mind the fact that the two men (Trump/Manafort) were not friends before his selection as Manager, and,  did not continue a relationship after the dismissal.  
 
Understand that in Trump,  we have the first successful, international,  business man as President,  in our national history.  Virtually everyone he knows is a successful international business type.   The Chuck Schumer/Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren/Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton's of the world,  have no clue as to successful big business management  . . . .   emphasis on "no clue."  That is why they went into politics   . . .   to "get rich" when they couldn't do so in the private arena.  
 
Of course the Left will argue that these folks went into politics to "save the world" from the evil "for profit"   business "slave masters."   The problem with this argument is obvious:  They all became rich after entering politics AND because of politics   . . . . .   so,  of course,  their entry into politics was ultimately for the purpose self aggrandizement.   
 
The tide is already turning.  The Dems are wearing this Russian Connection charge into the ground as Trump's popularity is beginning to rise   . . . . .   evidence that the public is growing weary of all this baseless hysteria. 
 
Now you know.