Mueller Interviewed Trump Campaign Pollster, Manafort Associate In February

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 11, 2019

An accidentally unredacted court filing shows former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort gave polling data to a Ukrainian associate with Russian military intelligence ties, and Mueller most likely gained that information through a program run by the National Security Agency, according to former NSA analyst John Schindler.

Manafort's defense team was responding to Mueller's accusations that he lied to the special counsel's investigators about his contacts with Russians during the campaign after pleading guilty previous year.

"Mueller really does know everything", one former intelligence senior official told Schindler.

News of Manafort's coordination with the Russian, Konstantin Kilimnik, came to light by mistake on Tuesday when his defense team failed to properly redact portions of a court document meant to defend their client from accusations he lied to investigators.

Special counsel Robert Mueller nearly certainly learned about top Trump campaign officials meeting up with Russians overseas using the same tools the Kremlin used to wage cyber warfare against the USA during the 2016 campaign.

In remarks Thursday morning before he departed to the Texas border, President Trump repeated there was "no collusion" and he did not know "anything" about Manafort sharing the data. What is new is that Mueller thinks that Manafort is still lying about it.

A jury convicted Manafort on eight counts of tax and bank-fraud in August during his trial in Alexandria, Virginia.

Asked if he wanted the special counsel's final report to be made public, Trump told reporters: "There's been no collusion whatsoever - we'll have to see".

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