Trump campaign chair's ties to Russia 'a grave counterintelligence threat': bipartisan Senate report - 2020-08-18

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F182.png Trump campaign chair's ties to Russia 'a grave counterintelligence threat': bipartisan Senate report August 18, 2020, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort collaborated with Russians before, during and after the 2016 U.S. election that pitted Republican Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton, a Senate intelligence committee report said on Tuesday.

The panel found Manafort's role and proximity to then-candidate Trump created opportunities for Russian intelligence, saying his "high-level access and willingness to share information with individuals closely affiliated with the Russian intelligence services … represented a grave counterintelligence threat."

The individuals mentioned are Konstantin Kilimnik — identified unequivocally as a Russian intelligence agent — and Oleg Deripaska, an oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort had established relationships with both men through his consulting work in Eastern Europe prior to the Trump campaign.

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{{cite news | title = Trump campaign chair's ties to Russia 'a grave counterintelligence threat': bipartisan Senate report | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/senate-report-russia-trump-1.5690505 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = August 18, 2020 | accessdate = August 21, 2020 }}