Report Details Manafort's Ties During 2016 Trump Campaign to a Russian Agent - 2020-08-18

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F37.png Report Details Manafort's Ties During 2016 Trump Campaign to a Russian Agent August 18, 2020, Sharon LaFraniere, New York Times

WASHINGTON — Russian intelligence services pursued myriad avenues to influence the Trump campaign in 2016, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but none was more important than the relationship between the campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a man who had been his friend and co-worker for years: a Russian intelligence officer named Konstantin V. Kilimnik.

Their link was "the single most direct tie between senior Trump campaign officials and the Russian intelligence services," according to the fifth and final volume of the committee's report on its bipartisan three-year investigation issued Tuesday.

While the committee was stymied in its efforts to fully plumb the relationship between the two men, investigators found enough there to declare that Mr. Manafort created "a grave counterintelligence threat" by sharing inside information about the presidential race with Mr. Kilimnik and the Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs whom he served.

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{{cite news | first = Sharon | last = LaFraniere | author2 = Julian E. Barnes | title = Report Details Manafort's Ties During 2016 Trump Campaign to a Russian Agent | url = https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/18/us/politics/paul-manafort-konstantin-kilimnik.html | work = New York Times | date = August 18, 2020 | accessdate = November 30, 2020 }}