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Manafort’s Russian Aide Communicated With Ex-U.S. Officials

  • Judge orders release of new portions of hearing transcript
  • Kilimnik indicted on witness tampering charge with Manafort
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Paul Manafort’s longtime business associate, whom Special Counsel Robert Mueller says has ties to Russian intelligence services, interacted with former U.S. State Department officials, according to a revised court transcript.

Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked with Manafort for a decade on political campaigns in Ukraine, had “communications with former high-level State Department officials,” Manafort attorney Kevin Downing said at a Feb. 4 court hearing. The significance of those communications wasn’t clear.