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President Donald Trump denies knowing about Paul Manafort sharing polling data with Russian


Added 01-12-19 07:11:02am EST - “President Donald Trump denied Thursday knowing that former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data with a Russian during 2016 campaign” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “President Donald Trump denies knowing about Paul Manafort sharing polling data with Russian”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday he knew nothing about his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, sharing poll data with a Russian before the 2016 election.

“No, I didn't know anything about it,” Trump said at the White House, before departing for Texas to talk about border security. “Nothing about it.”

Manafort’s lawyers inadvertently revealed the accusation from Justice Department special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, that Manafort had lied about sharing polling data during the campaign with his Russian business partner, Konstantin Kliminik.

Mueller voided Manafort's plea agreement Nov. 26 by arguing that he lied repeatedly to investigators.

Manafort’s lawyers said Mueller alleged he “lied about sharing polling data with Mr. Kilimnik related to the 2016 presidential campaign,” according to a 10-page filing Tuesday that was unsuccessfully redacted. But Manafort's lawyers argued Tuesday that he didn't intentionally lie and neglected to mention sharing polling data with Kilimnik because he was busy with the campaign.

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