Konstantin Kilimnik, as he seems on an FBI poster.
A longtime affiliate of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chief Paul Manafort gave Russian intelligence businesses “sensitive information on polling and campaign strategy” through the election that 12 months, the U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday.
Manafort’s affiliate, Konstantin Kilimnik, “also sought to promote the narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” the Treasury Department mentioned as the Biden administration announced new sanctions on Russia, Kilimnik and others.
Those sanctions relate partially to Russia’s alleged effort to have an effect on the result of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Former Trump campaign supervisor Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a 3rd superseding indictment towards him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on prices of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, June 15, 2018.
Jonathan Ernst | Reuters