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Manafort Mystery Lender’s Next Act Is an Obamacare End Run

  • Companies tied to Ari Zieger spent about $400,000 on lobbyists
  • ‘No connection’ between loan and lobbying, Zieger lawyer says

A health insurance plan that threatens to further erode Obamacare, one of President Donald Trump’s favorite targets, is awaiting the U.S. government’s sign-off.

It comes from a group of little-known companies with an investor who’s had only one other turn in the spotlight -- as the guy behind a mysterious loan to Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.