Ledgers in Ukraine show cash listed for Trump's campaign manager Manafort

Ukrainian anti-corruption officials have confirmed that Donald Trump's campaign chairman's name appears in a list of so-called "black accounts" made by the country's now-toppled president.

It has always been known that Manafort acted as an advisor to since-deposed Ukrainian President Viktor F. Yanukovych, who was forced from power in 2014.

The bureau spokesman emphasized that so far it has not been confirmed whether Manafort received the cash, since the bureau has not yet been able to confirm if signatures in the recipient column are Manafort's or not. The freshly formulated National Anti-Corruption Bureau has discovered a paper trail of illegal payments to allies of the Yanukovych government.

"Go around and look and watch other polling places and make sure that it's 100 percent fine", he said in Pennsylvania.

"I'm convinced that this information is accurate and (that these) documents are genuine, because all this content can be confirmed by historical events, evidence and statements by other public figures who are on the list", Leshchenko said.

The payments were reportedly recorded starting in 2007 and ending in 2012, Russian Federation staged a military intervention to annex Crimea, an action viewed by many in the global community as a violation of worldwide law.

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign chairman, fired back at the New York Times on Monday after the paper published a report on secret Ukrainian ledgers which show almost $13 million in undisclosed cash set aside for Manafort.

Manafort addressed the story in a Monday-morning statement, saying, "All of the political payments directed toward me were for my entire political team".

Manafort told the Times through his lawyer that he hadn't received any cash payments, calling the accusations "unfounded, silly and nonsensical".

The Hillary Clinton campaign has also responded to the report, saying the report raises questions about the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

The New York Times is out with a report showing Paul Manafort may have received more than $12 million in "undisclosed cash payments" from a pro-Russian political party while a consultant in Ukraine from 2007 to 2012. "Number three, Cheryl Mills was a government employee at the time", Lewandowski added, comparing the scrutiny of Manafort to criticism of Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and the overlap between her duties as a State Dept. official under Clinton and her work with the Clinton Foundation.

Mr Manafort returned to Ukraine in September 2014 to help rehabilitate the by-then toxic brand of the Party of the Regions, Mr Yanukovych's party.

Mr Manafort's comments echo an earlier defence made by Mr Trump, when the newspaper published a report detailing troubles within the campaign, the property tycoon accused The New York Times of fabricating stories to promote a pro-Clinton bias.

Related news: