Didn't know about allegations Manafort shared polling

Lester Mason
January 11, 2019

President Trump said Thursday that he knew nothing about his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, allegedly sharing 2016 presidential campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said has ties to Russian intelligence.

The interview had previously not been reported but has taken on new meaning after attorneys for Manafort, who was convicted in August 2018 on eight charges of tax and bank fraud, revealed that Mueller "is still interested in how Manafort shared polling data with his Russian intelligence-linked colleague".

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

The revelation came this week in court documents filed by Manafort's defense lawyers that accidentally included details that were meant to be redacted.

Manafort earned millions of dollars doing political consulting work for Ukraine and received multiple wire transfers from Lyovochkin and Akhmetov, special counsel Robert Mueller's team said during Manafort's trial last summer.

Manafort, former chair of the Trump campaign, pleaded guilty a year ago to conspiracy charges in Washington and faces sentencing in a separate case in Virginia, though none of the charges are directly concerned with the alleged collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.

"I didn't know anything about that", Trump told reporters outside the White House as he embarked on a trip to the southern border in Texas.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018.

That's the question, of course - will Manafort testify that Trump did know about it?

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