Trump says he knew nothing about Manafort's dealings with Russian

Trump says he knew nothing about Manafort's dealings with Russian

ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Donald Trump about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's collusion with an alleged Russian intelligence asset during the 2016 campaign, and Trump denied any knowledge of it.

Another witness, testifying against Manafort under oath, said Manafort and Akhmetov "knew each other well".

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".

"Did you know Paul Manafort was sharing polling data from your campaign with the Russians?"

Mueller has been investigating Russia's meddling in that election, as well as possible coordination between the Kremlin and Trump campaign-related figures.

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Manafort, the convicted former Trump campaign chairman, is accused of lying to special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors about both of those interactions with the associate, Konstantin Kilimnik. "At the time, the special counsel had been digging into Manafort's finances and political work ahead of his trial".

"Such a failure is unsurprising here, where these occurrences happened during a period when Mr. Manafort was managing a USA presidential campaign and had countless meetings, email communications, and other interactions with many different individuals, and traveled frequently", the Manafort attorneys argued. Trump did not elaborate and turned to another reporter with a question on a different topic.

The defense lawyers say Mueller's team has indicated they will not pursue additional charges against Manafort. What is new is that Mueller thinks that Manafort is still lying about it.

A spokesman for Manafort confirmed Wednesday that Manafort expected to receive the $2.4 million in income from his Ukrainian political backers, including Lyovochkin and Akhmetov. Jackson also said she'd review all the filings before deciding whether to hold a January 25 hearing on the issue. Manafort earned $60 million for his work in Ukraine, and was convicted past year of financial fraud after hiding the money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. Manafort has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in Washington and faces sentencing in a separate case in Virginia.

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