NYT: in Russia discussed the possibility of influencing trump via his advisers
According to the newspaper, the government had planned to influence the future US President through the head of the electoral headquarters of Paul Manafort and retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn.
NEW YORK, may 25. /Offset. TASS Kirill Volkov/. US intelligence agencies last summer, I had information according to which the authorities of the Russian Federation, and also employees of the Russian intelligence discussed the possibility of influencing Donald trump, who then ran for President of the United States, through his advisers. With this statement made by the newspaper the New York Times.
According to her, the conversations intercepted by the U.S., ostensibly concerned possibilities of influence trump through Paul Manafort, who was at that time a post of the head of the electoral headquarters of the Republican, as well as using the General-the Lieutenant in resignation of Michael Flynn, who was an adviser to trump.
Some participants in the conversations intercepted by U.S. intelligence, “boasted about how well they know Flynn,” the newspaper said. “Others have discussed the possibility of using its ties with (former Ukrainian President) Viktor Yanukovych,” an adviser who was previously Manafort also she said.
According to The New York Times, American intelligence has collected information considered credible in order to pass it to the FBI, which then launched an investigation regarding the alleged intervention of Russia in the U.S. presidential election.
February 13 this year due to accusations of contacts with Moscow resigned the assistant to the President for national security Michael Flynn. He was suspected in the discussion of the issue of lifting anti-Russian sanctions-Russian Ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak during the meeting, held in December 2016.
On 15 February, the newspaper The New York Times, citing White house sources reported numerous contacts between the members of the electoral staff and the transition team trump with representatives of Russia in the midst of the election campaign and during the hacking of the servers of the US Democratic party. According to sources The New York Times, the communication was between the team of trump and a wide range of Russian citizens, which included “intelligence officers and members of the government.” Among the specific individuals in the publication was named Flynn, Manafort, a former adviser to trump Paige Carter, and political consultant Roger stone. They called accusations of ties with Russia is absurd.