Trump campaign chief Manafort's associate Kilimnik gave Russia 2016 election strategy, polling, U.S. says

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Konstantin Kilimnik, arsenic helium appears connected an FBI poster.

Source: FBI

A longtime subordinate of erstwhile President Donald Trump's 2016 run main Paul Manafort gave Russian quality agencies "sensitive accusation connected polling and run strategy" during the predetermination that year, the U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday.

Manafort's associate, Konstantin Kilimnik, "also sought to beforehand the communicative that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered successful the 2016 U.S. statesmanlike election," the Treasury Department said as the Biden medication announced caller sanctions connected Russia, Kilimnik and others.

Those sanctions subordinate successful portion to Russia's alleged effort to impact the result of the 2020 U.S. statesmanlike election.

Former Trump run manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment connected a 3rd superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller connected charges of witnesser tampering, astatine U.S. District Court successful Washington, June 15, 2018.

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