Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov denied information about the Kremlin’s involvement in the organization of the contacts of the former head of the election headquarters of Donald trump Paul Manafort and Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
“The Kremlin is irrelevant, – said Peskov reporters. – The Kremlin know nothing about it”. Thus a press-the Secretary of the President noted that in the course of what was relevant statements and Manafort, and Deripaska. “I do not know about any contacts,” he concluded, answering the question whether there were any contacts between the Russian authorities and the former head of the campaign headquarters the current President of the United States.
Previously, the Agency Associated Press (AP) made a statement that Manafort “secretly worked for the Russian billionaire” Oleg Deripaska over 10 years ago to promote the interests of the Russian leadership and has developed an “ambitious political strategy to undermine the anti-Russian opposition in the former Soviet republics”. According to the Agency, such activities, “it seems, contrary to the claims of the administration of the tramp and Manafort that he never worked in the interests of Russia”.
In its statement AP Manafort confirmed that he worked for Deripaska in different countries, however, underlined that this work was falsely presented as “unacceptable or immoral” in the framework of the “campaign of misinformation”. “I worked with Oleg Deripaska almost ten years ago, presenting it both in business and personal matters in the countries where he had investments, said Manafort. My job Deripaska was not involved in the representation of the political interests of Russia.”
Also earlier it became known that the special Committee on intelligence of the Senate of the U.S. Congress investigating alleged Russian interference in American elections, intends to call Manafort at the hearing. As have informed on Tuesday in interview to TV channel si-EN-EN is the senior Democrat on the Committee, Senator mark Warner (Virginia), the members of the Committee of concern published in the media allegations of the involvement of Manafort to corruption in Ukraine and its relations with Russia.