Special U.S. attorney Robert Mueller, investigating RF interference in the American elections in 2016, has brought new charges against the former head of the electoral headquarters of Donald trump Paul Manafort Kiev and his longtime partner Konstantin Kilimnik.
By Paul Manafort and Constantine kilimnik are suspected of obstruction of justice.
The indictment was made public Friday after two days after prosecutors accused two people in attempts to influence witnesses.
According to the document, Manafort and kilimnik went on two witnesses in an attempt to influence their testimony in open against Manafort cases.
The FBI said that witnesses who worked with Manafort during its cooperation with the Ukrainian Party of regions believe that Manafort and kilimnik tried to get them to lie about the nature of their work. The names of witnesses are not disclosed.
Constantine kilimnik, a longtime ally of Manafort and very closed figure. According to Radio Svoboda, a native of Kryvyi Rih was a Ukrainian insider of Manafort and briefed him about the situation in our country during the election campaign in the United States in 2016.
Sources The Financial Times reported that kilimnik could be associated with the Russian intelligence during the work on the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the team of Manafort. According to the FT, kilimnik was in command of Manafort as a translator while working with the richest oligarch of Ukraine Rinat Akhmetov. Gradually he was entrusted with more responsibilities.
Recall that the Manafort been charged with money laundering, which he got while working on Party of regions in Ukraine. He was also accused that he is not registered as a foreign agent, while engaged in lobbying in the United States Pro-Kremlin government of Ukraine of former President Viktor Yanukovych.
The AP published details of the cooperation of Manafort and his assistant Kilimnik
Assistant to the former head of the electoral headquarters of the trump Konstantin kilimnik was much more involved in the development of Monforton Pro-Russian political strategy than was known before, says the Associated Press.Constantine kilimnik, who is an assistant to former head of the election headquarters of Donald trump Paul Manafort, played a significant role in the development of a Pro-Russian political strategy in the United States. On Monday, July 2, reported the news Agency AP referring to the available memos and documents.
In particular, in December 2004 kilimnik, in official letter to Manafort analyze Russia’s attempts of manipulation by political events in the former Soviet republics. “The West is a little more skillful in the modern game, in which the perception of the world community is more important than what is happening in reality”, – quotes the assistant to Manafort Agency.
According to AP, a native of the Soviet Ukraine Konstantin kilimnik was the key intermediary between the consulting company of Manafort and the Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska. In turn, Deripaska denied that he had appealed to the services of the company of Manafort to lobby for the interests of the Russian government.
Allegations of pressure on witnesses and liaison with the intelligence of the Russian Federation
In June, spectracolor USA Robert Mueller is investigating an alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election, accused Manafort and Kilimnik’s pressure on witnesses. According to the investigation, kilimnik and Manafort repeatedly contacted the two witnesses via telephone and messenger. They tried to persuade witnesses to give false testimony about the nature of their joint work in Ukraine.
In addition, the team of Robert Mueller came to the conclusion that Constantine kilimnik maintains contacts with Russian intelligence.
By Paul Manafort headed the election headquarters of the trump from June to August 2016. In October 2017 were brought against him the accusation that he has for several years lobbied for the interests of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and the Party of regions, but has not been registered in the United States as a “foreign agent”, and also evaded from payment of taxes.
In February of this year Manafort also accused of laundering through offshore accounts to $ 30 million with his business partner Rick gates. The former head of the electoral headquarters of the trump refuses to admit guilt.