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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJan-8 6:07 PM 
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Huffpost: WASHINGTON -  Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort accidentally revealed in a court filing Tuesday that the special counsel team led by Robert Mueller has alleged their client lied about sharing polling data with a Russian operative.

Manafort’s lawyers - in a poorly redacted court filing responding to the special counsel’s claim that Manafort broke his September 2018 plea agreement by lying to investigators ? inadvertently revealed that Mueller’s team alleged that “Manafort lied about sharing polling data with [Konstantin Kilimnik] related to the 2016 presidential campaign.”

Kilimnik, who worked closely with Manafort, is believed to have close ties to Russian intelligence. Kilimnik was named alongside Manafort in a superseding indictment in June in connection with alleged witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJan-9 9:00 AM 
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"The lede on any other night"


As Anderson Cooper said during the 8pm hour of "AC360," there was one story that broke Tuesday that would have been "the lede on any other night," had Trump  not delivered an address on border security. Parts of a court filing that were meant to be redacted by Paul Manafort's lawyers, but really were not, indicated on Tuesday that Mueller believes Manafort shared polling data in 2016 with Konstantin Kilimnik, a person the United States believes is linked to Russian military intelligence. 

While the story was overshadowed by Trump's prime time address, it did receive a significant amount of attention. On CNN, it was being covered even in the moments leading up to Trump's speech. Pamela Brown characterized it on "The Situation Room" as the "biggest window yet" into Manafort's investigation into possible collusion. And NYT's story stated bluntly, "The document provided the clearest evidence to date that the Trump campaign may have tried to coordinate with Russians during the 2016 presidential race."

 

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