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New filing from Mueller's office: Paul Manafort said in Jan 2017 he was using intermediaries "to get people appointed in the Administration", Rick Gates has told investigators.
I am informed by colleagues who have read the book that Trump refers to such a tie as a "slenderizer"
Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, was paid *$2.7m* to provide “digital operations” for the inauguration https://t.co/C7xuwGeBCB
VTB told me on the record it’s not them, fwiw
Still unknown: date of Manafort-Kilimnik Madrid meeting. Today's filing suggests it was during 2016 campaign. We knew they'd met twice during campaign – May and Aug 2016 – in the U.S. Mueller said in an Oct 31, 2017 filing that Manafort had visited Madrid "within the last year".
Paul Manafort's attorneys just re-filed their document, this time with working redactions.
Manafort attorneys also accidentally reveal via failed redaction that Mueller says Manafort was in contact with "a third-party asking permission to use Mr. Manafort’s name as an introduction in the event the third-party met the President."
🚨 NEW: Paul Manafort's attorneys failed to properly redact their filing. They reveal that Mueller alleges Manafort "lied about sharing polling data with Mr. Kilimnik related to the 2016 presidential campaign". Konstantin Kilimnik has alleged ties to Russian intelligence. 🚨
In new court filing, attorneys for Paul Manafort seem to confirm he was in contact with members of the Trump administration after they took office. They deny Mueller's allegations of wide-ranging lying.
Russian who attended Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction of justice https://t.co/2admWlCioB
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