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Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Donald Trump's top adviser just resigned


The controversies in the Trump camp continue on. 

On Friday, Donald Trump's former top aide Paul Manafort resigned from his position as campaign chairman.

The resignation came amid revelations that Manafort may have violated federal law by providing assistance to a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine.

According to the Associated Press, Manafort secretly helped Ukraine's ruling political party funnel money to U.S. lobbying groups to try and sway American public opinion.

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The Trump campaign confirmed Manafort's resignation in an e-mailed statement. 

Just the latest shakeup

Manafort's resignation is just the latest shakeup in the Trump campaign.

On Wednesday, Trump effectively demoted Manafort as his campaign manager. According to the Washington Post, the decision was made "due to Trump's unhappiness and restlessness in recent weeks over his drop in the polls and reports over lagging organization in several key states."

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Statement from Trump's campaign:

Breitbart's Bannon now in charge

To take Manafort's place, Trump hired Republican campaign strategist Kellyanne Conway as his new campaign manager.

Trump also hired Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of Brietbart News, to serve "in a new position designed to bolster the business-like approach of Mr. Trump's campaign."

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