Lol Manafort's lawyers submitted a filing in response to Mueller's claim that Manafort lied to him while "cooperating". The filing is redacted but sloppily, and could easily be unredacted by copy-pasting into a new document. Removing redactions revealed:
- while managing Trump's campaign Manafort met with Konstantin Kilimnik (Russian businessman + alleged spy with strong intel connections, already been indicted) in Madrid and shared internal polling data with him.
- Manafort and Kilimnik discussed and shared a "Ukrainian peace plan", possibly the same one Michael Cohen infamously delivered to the White House
- Manafort lied about being in contact with senior administration officials after the election, including for months after he was indicted.https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/paul-manafort-shared-2016-polling-data-with-russian-employee-according-to-court-filing/2019/01/08/3f562ad8-12b0-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html?
Good stuff. I'm sure that internal polling data was just for making idle conversation, which just happened to randomly veer straight toward a major Russian foreign policy interest.