Court filing shows Manafort shared 2016 polling data with a Russian

Court filing shows Manafort shared 2016 polling data with a Russian
Paul Manafort (Image: YouTube screen grab via Today)

[Ed. – Er…”Horrors.”  I guess.  Is this Stupid News Week for the increasingly witless Mueller investigation?]

Former Trump campaign chairman 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 Tuesday.

The allegation marks the first time prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office have accused Trump’s chief campaign aide of sharing election-related information with his Russian contacts. Although the filing does not say whether the polling information was public or what was done with it, it raises the possibility that Russia might have used inside information from the campaign as part of its effort to interfere with the election on Trump’s behalf. …

The information was accidentally revealed in a defense filing and was meant to be redacted. The Associated Press was able to review the material because it wasn’t properly blacked out.

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