Trump Campaign Manager Manafort Offered to Brief Russian Billionaire During 2016 Race -Wash Post

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:43 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, offered to brief a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin on the status of the 2016 U.S. presidential election less than two weeks before Trump accepted the Republican nomination, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

"If he needs private briefings we can accommodate," Manafort wrote in an email to an overseas intermediary between him and aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the discussions. The Post said portions of the July 7, 2016, email were read to it. (Reporting by Justin Mitchell; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:43 PM
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