Manafort Accused Of Sharing Election Data With Russian ContactsPlay
With Meghna Chakrabarti
Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing.
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NPR: "Manafort Allegedly Shared 2016 Polling With Associate Linked To Russian Intelligence" — "Prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election suspect former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data with a business associate who has links to the Russian intelligence service, according to a new court filing.
"The disclosure emerged in a legal brief filed by Manafort's defense lawyers, who are resisting the idea he intentionally lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, lies that the investigators said should torpedo his plea deal.
"Manafort's attorneys reported he has been suffering from severe gout, anxiety and depression — conditions that may have affected his ability to recall events during his tumultuous service on the Trump campaign.
"But portions of their legal brief contained botched redactions that made it possible for readers to see blocked text. There, it was revealed authorities believe Manafort lied about handing 2016 polling data to Konstantin Kilimnik, a translator and business associate that Mueller has connected to Russian intelligence."
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Tania Ralli produced this segment for broadcast.
This segment aired on January 9, 2019.