Rachel Maddow Traces the Russia Collusion Scandal Back to the Republican National Convention

Why did Trump change the party's position on Ukraine?

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If you haven't been following the latest twists and turns in the Russia collusion probe, now would be a good time to play catch-up. The New York Times just reported Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, whose home was raided with a pick lock to ensure he did not destroy documents, was informed by the Mueller investigation he is facing indictment.

As the pace quickens, subpoenas grow, and more administration officials lawyer up, Maddow decided Thursday to bring viewers back to the origin of the scandal, when a modest story about the Trump campaign's insistence on changes in the Republican platform at the Republican Convention raised some eyebrows for people in the know.

Why did they single out changes to the GOP's position on Ukraine? 

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In a 20-minute segment, Maddow weaves the tale of Manafort and his role as Trump campaign chair—and possible foreign agent for Russia—and how he's found himself at the center of Mueller's investigation.