Mueller documents show, Manafort theory of the Ukraine pushed Russia hacked DNC E-Mail servers

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President Trump is a disgraced one-time campaign, the President Paul Manafort sought to advance the idea that Ukraine is not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) E-Mail Server during the 2016 campaign, according to newly released notes from FBI former Deputy, Rick Gates interview with Manafort’s.

The notes were among the hundreds of pages of documents from the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that were made public on Saturday after complaining of BuzzFeed News and CNN.

In July 2018, a federal grand jury of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of allegedly hacking the DNC, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 campaign. However, Gates said investigators found that Manafort speculated that the Ukraine will be responsible as the trump campaign, wanted to keep could get to the capital discussed on information from the DNC E-Mails, and employees, of the material itself.

Paul Manafort
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In July of this year, Trump asked the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on the DNC Server in the same call, in which he was an investigation called for former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. This requirement has served as a catalyst for house Democrats, ” ongoing impeachment investigation against the President.

“I want you to find out, what is it with this whole situation with Ukraine,” Trump Zelensky said, according to a memorandum of conversation of the public was in September. “You say, Crowdstrike … I think you have one of your rich people … the server, you say, Ukraine has it. … I, the attorney General would like to have call you, or your staff, and I want you to be at the bottom of it.”

In an April 2018 interview, Gates said that after the campaign learned, in June 2016, that Wikileaks, the approximately 20,000 hacked DNC E-Mails, Manafort, said the hack was “likely to be borne by the Ukrainians, not the Russians,” in contradiction to the assessment of the US intelligence community. Gates said that Manafort statement reiterated the position of his business partner Konstantin Kilimnik, who speculates the hack could have been carried out by Russian agents in the Ukraine. US authorities have estimated that Kilimnik, who was also due, in Müller’s study, has connections to Russian intelligence.

The former trump campaign associate, Rick Gates.

Gates also said that the campaign believed that Michael Flynn, the later Trump will be the first national security adviser, would be in the best position to get Hillary Clinton on the missing E-Mails because of his Russia connections. Flynn said he could be convinced that his intelligence sources to retrieve the E-Mails and was “rock solid, that the Russians did not carry out the hack,” because he believed that the U.S. intelligence community could not have found out the source, according to the agent’s notes. Flynn later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the former Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

During his interview with investigators, Gates said that Donald Trump Jr questions would be, where the hacked E-Mails during a family meeting in the summer of 2016. Gates recalled that other important campaigns-helper, including future state attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner and Flynn, who expressed “interest, the receipt of the E-Mails as well,” according to one agent, a written summary of the interview. The identity of a people, the interest in the E-mail is hidden.

Once on the campaign, planes, Gates said the FBI, a candidate Trump: “the E-Mails.” Gates also said that another point that Trump told him that more leaks would come, although the heavily redacted to specify documents, such as Trump knew that.



Gates also described talks with the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, who moved later to the White house as the first chief of staff. The RNC would be this reinforce the press messages, the E-Mails release, Gates told the FBI. “The RNC also indicated that they did not know that the timing of the upcoming releases,” even if the gates had of the RNC, the information. “Gates said, the only non-public information that the RNC had was in relation to the timing of the releases.”

Mueller’s investigation in March with a report that found that there is not enough evidence to support a criminal conspiracy between Russia and the trump-pan campaign to the 2016 presidential elections. The report also looked at several episodes in which Trump tried to seize control of the Russia-probe, but not close, one way or another, whether the President had illegally obstructed justice. Attorney General William Barr is not committed, ultimately, to the conclusion that the President had committed a crime.

Gates worked with Manafort in a lucrative, international political consulting business, including the Ukraine, and later testified against him. Gates pleaded guilty last year in Miller’s investigation and provided the government with one of the most important contributors. He has not been convicted, as he continues to work with investigators. Manafort was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for financial crimes, the work of his Ukraine.



In January 2017 the report of the U.S. Intelligence Community concluded Russian intelligence service has access to the DNC servers in July 2015 and maintained, access to July 2016. The report ended with “great confidence” that the Russian intelligence used, WikiLeaks, and other sources release hacked E-Mails from the DNC.

The release showed the DNC staff appeared to sen to undermine the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders, to terminate in favor of Hillary Clinton, the leading former group-chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, a Clinton supporter,.

Manafort, meanwhile, are trying to advise that the trump campaign, even after severing relations with the campaign in the summer of 2016, has caused alarm among some of the candidates, the most senior consultant.


Manafort by E-Mail Kushner on Nov. 5, 2016, just a few days before the election, said he felt good about the prospect of a Trump presidency. Kushner sent Manafort E-Mail to trump adviser Steve Bannon, who replied: “we have to avoid this guy like the plague.”

“You are going to try and say to give the Russians worked with wiki leaks [sic], of this victory for us,” Bannon wrote Kushner and David Bossie, a trump associate in his answers. “Paul is a nice guy, but can’t let word get out, he advises us.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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