Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, who served as campaign manager during the 2016 presidential election, has been paid a total of $13.7 million since joining the Trump campaign in early May, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The payments include payments to his former campaign manager, Rick Gates, and a company he started, Gates Global Strategies.
The filings also show that Manafort was paid $2.5 million from July 1 to Aug. 7, 2019.
The Trump campaign also paid Gates $2 million in September, 2018, and the former campaign chairman was paid an additional $3 million in March 2019, the filings show.
Manafort’s work for the campaign during the campaign’s general election campaign has also come under scrutiny since his ouster last month.
His firing triggered an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible coordination between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives during the presidential election.
Trump’s former campaign chief, Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Wiley, were indicted on charges of conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and two counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.
Manafort and Wiley have pleaded not guilty to those charges.
Manafort is the subject of Mueller’s probe, which is expected to wrap up soon.
Manafort, now a partner in the law firm Perkins Coie, did not respond to requests for comment.
Gates and Gates Global, the lobbying firm that Manafort started in 2018, have also been paid by the Trump team, the FEC filings show, but no firm details were provided.
Gates Global also did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether Manafort’s payments were related to Gates Global’s work with Manafort.
Manafort has denied any improper connections between the Trump and Manafort campaigns.
He has also denied any inappropriate ties between the Russian government and the Trump administration.
Manafort joined the Trump presidential campaign in June 2016, and he served as a senior adviser until February, when he became campaign manager.
Gates, who worked for the Trump campaigns campaign until March 2018, was paid the same amount of money during the same time period, the filing shows.
The documents also show Gates Global received $2,500,000 from June 1 to Sept. 22, 2019, and $2:2,000,000 for the same period in 2018.
Gates’ work for Gates Global was not disclosed by the campaign, but Gates did receive a $10,000 payment from the campaign in September 2018, the documents show.
Gates has also been paying his wife, Anna, $3,000 a month in salary and benefits, the records show.
The campaign did not provide a specific reason for the payments, or any other specific details about the work they did for the campaigns.
Manafort did not return requests for further comment on his work for Trump’s campaign.
Manafort previously told NBC News that Gates paid him a total total of about $15 million for his work as a political adviser.