Court Filings Show Manafort Shared Trump Campaign Info with Russian Operative

HeadlineJan 09, 2019
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Federal prosecutors are accusing former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort of sharing polling data during the 2016 campaign with a suspected Russian intelligence operative named Konstantin Kilimnik. The accusation came to light after Manafort’s lawyers failed to redact the information from a court filing. The documents show special counsel Robert Mueller believes Manafort lied to investigators about his dealings with Kilimnik. The New York Times reports, “The document provided the clearest evidence to date that the Trump campaign may have tried to coordinate with Russians during the 2016 presidential race.”

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