Trump campaign chief gave polling data to Russian

Trump campaign chief gave polling data to Russian

Attorneys for Paul Manafort incorrectly redacted portions of their latest filings, leaving the secrets that had been redacted open to discovery by anyone with a computer mouse.

As part of a document meant to defend Manafort against accusations that he lied to federal prosecutors after signing onto a cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller, his defense counsel failed to adequately redact sections of their filing.

The US believes he is connected to Russian intelligence, but Mr Kilimnik, who is not in US custody, has denied those ties.

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Mueller could potentially bring new charges against Manafort.

The filing did not provide further details on the Madrid meeting or the peace plan, although Mueller has scrutinized a proposal by a Ukrainian lawmaker that involved, among other outcomes, the lifting of USA sanctions on Russian Federation, according to people familiar with the matter.

Paul Manafort's lawyers did a shoddy job redacting a new court filing - inadvertently revealing that he's accused of sharing polling data from the 2016 presidential election with an alleged Russian spy.

Although Manafort's attorneys could request an evidentiary hearing on the claim he lied to Mr. Mueller's team, they suggested the matter be addressed in a pre-sentencing report compiled by the probation office.

Manafort, 69, agreed to cooperate with Mueller when he admitted to two conspiracy counts in Washington on September 14, a month after jurors convicted him in Virginia of tax and bank fraud.

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Manafort's lawyers say he was awakened before dawn on the days he was interviewed and normally spent the entire day talking with investigators. While it is unknown if the 2016 polling data was related to the Trump campaign, the fact that Manafort was the chairman of the Trump campaign during 2016, certainly doesn't bode well for those still denying that there was no collusion between the campaign and Russian Federation.

Mueller accused Manafort in December of authorizing a third party to communicate on his behalf with an "administration official", despite him telling investigators he did not recall direct or indirect communications with administration officials.

Manafort told a colleague in February - four months after he was indicted - that he was in contact with a senior administration official through that time, prosecutors said.

Manafort's lawyers responded that any such conversation did "not constitute outreach by Mr Manafort to the President" and said the prosecution's second example was "hearsay".

Prosecutors said Manafort also lied about the circumstances of a $125,000 wire transfer in 2017.

Kilimnik had spent a decade working as a translator and fixer for Manafort's political consulting business in Ukraine.

But in Manafort's response, the electronic formatting for the redaction could easily be bypassed, revealing exactly what Manafort was accused of lying about.

Jackson has scheduled Manafort's sentencing for March 5, but the judge said she first wanted to determine whether he did breach the plea agreement.

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