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Senate Intelligence Committee Alleges Trump Campaign Associate Was Russian Agent

HeadlineAug 19, 2020

The Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee has published a nearly 1,000-page report on how Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help President Trump get elected. The Senate report alleges a close associate of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was a Russian intelligence officer — a finding not included in the Mueller report. The Senate report states Manafort’s dealings with Konstantin Kilimnik “represented a grave counterintelligence threat.” The report also reveals more details about the Russians who met with Manafort, Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in 2016. The Senate report said the individuals had “significant connections to Russian government, including the Russian intelligence services.”

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