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Former campaign Manager of the incumbent US President Donald trump by Paul Manafort told the us Congress on the meeting of the son of trump and the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya about three months ago, reports Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the investigation.
The meeting on the controversial trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer for the American press, it became known about a month ago. This leak led to a new round of discussions “relationships trump with Russia”. Trump’s opponents accuse him of attempts to discredit the opponent — Hillary Clinton with representatives of other States. Russia these accusations repeatedly denied.
In addition, Manafort also provided the Congress more than 300 documents related to the campaign trump, said the Agency.
Earlier, the Washington Post reported that the FBI in the investigation of “RF interference” in the elections in the U.S. July 26 raided the house Floor Manafort in Alexandria. The newspaper notes that the FBI has left the building ” with different records.”
In turn, the New York Times says that the FBI was interested in the tax documents and information about the foreign Bank accounts of Manafort.
The Washington Post also emphasizes that the search took place the next day after Manafort voluntarily made in Congress, which also is under investigation, “RF interference”.
A search in the house of Manafort was the first such action of the FBI in the investigation, which became known to the public.
According to media reports, investigators are also interested in communication Manafort with the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, as well as the participation of Manafort in a meeting with a Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in 2016.
The investigation against trump on the subject of alleged links with Russia, which deny as the White house and the Kremlin, is in the FBI and in Congress. Subsequently spectaculorum of inquiry was appointed the former head of the FBI Robert Mueller. Some time ago, he convened a so-called Grand jury that could indicate a significant intensification of the investigation.