You've also called them "sellouts". As their are several different definitions of that term ranging from an item being sold out to a band changing it's style for cash, please share what definition you are using for "sellout". I had assumed that you meant they had actually exchanged money with the Russian government for influence over things related to US government activities.
I use the word "sellout" in regards to Russian activities as any American in political power who uses his power to further Russian interests at the expense of America and the West. It could be due to philosophical reasons, (Bannon), or financial, (Manafort and the rest of them).
Manafort worked for the Ukrainian Party of Regions, which is unabashedly pro-Russian and is supported by the Kremlin. The Ukrainian president Manafort helped to power, Victor Yanukovych, was Putin's puppet and followed Putin's orders to abandon Ukraine's dream of entering the wealthy EU and instead take Putin's "offer" of joining the broke-ass Russian economic union instead, which is composed of countries with a very low standard of living centered around Russia.
Being tied down to Russia's low standard of living was too much for the Ukrainian people and they revolted. They overthrew the Russian puppet Yanukovych and installed a new president. When you work for a Russian puppet like Yanukovych, you are working for the Kremlin, because that is where the money is coming from.
After this, Manafort struck up a partnership with a close Putin crony, billionaire oligarch Oleg Deripaska, and did quite well.
Quote NY Times:
After that, close ally of Putin Deripaska hired Manafort at $10 Million annual salary to promote Russian interests in politics, business and media coverage, starting in 2005. That included trying to lobby Congress. It is unknown if Manafort is still working under that contract.
In addition, criminal prosecutors [in Ukraine] are investigating a group of offshore shell companies that helped members of Mr. Yanukovych’s inner circle finance their lavish lifestyles, including a palatial presidential residence with a private zoo, golf course and tennis court. Among the hundreds of murky transactions these companies engaged in was an $18 million deal to sell Ukrainian cable television assets to a partnership put together by Mr. Manafort and a Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of President Vladimir V. Putin.
Manafort was Trump's campaign manager, and he was completely tied into Russia's ruling elite.
Next is Flynn. He was the "national security advisor who was heard talking to the Russian ambassador telling him not to worry about the US sanctions against Russia, when Trump's Administration takes office things will change. What a sellout.
Not to mention that Flynn had a regular TV show on RT, (Russia Today), which is Putin's personal propaganda outlet. And to top it off, Flynn was seated at the same table as Putin during the Moscow celebration of 10 years of the RT network propagandizing the West. There was Flynn, buddying up to Putin. Wait-not just buddying up, but giving a nice enthusiastic intro speech for his pal Vladimir, who was about to speak triumphantly at his network's 10th anniversary. Note the pic:
So there is the second person in Trump's campaign/ Administration who is tied in super tight with Moscow. And remember, Trump is the one talking about how NATO is "obsolete" and we ought to consider letting it go and letting European countries defend themselves against Russia-a complete departure from the NATO policy which has bottled Russia up since 1949. And which is the fondest foreign policy wish of Vladimir Putin. Quite a few of Trump's advisors seem to be either sympathetic to Putin philosophically, or were on Putin's payroll for years.
More names to come.