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Nexus of Collusion? New Details on Manafort’s Russian Friend

Nexus of Collusion? New Details on Manafort’s Russian Friend

The Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly concluded that it has no “direct evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Ranking minority member Mark Warner begs to differ. Is there “direct evidence” of collusion or not? The answer can be found in the story of Konstantin Kilimik, a longtime associate of Manafort who...

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Former GRU Translator at ‘Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry 

Former GRU Translator at ‘Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry 

The Trump-Russia investigation is zeroing in on Konstantin Kilimnik, a translator trained by Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. According to a heavily redacted, transcript of a closed door court hearing a senior attorney working for Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller III, said Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kilimnik...

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Mueller: Alleged Russian Agent Had Contact with Manafort After Trump’s Election

Mueller: Alleged Russian Agent Had Contact with Manafort After Trump’s Election

These contacts, reported by Daily Beast, are doubly significant if Manafort’s former aide, Konstanin Kilimnik, is a Russian intelligence agent. Kilimnik, a dual Russian-Ukrainian citizen, studied at the Russian military’s main university for languages, which has led to speculation that he has ties to Russian military intelligence. Kilimnick denies he is agent. In the new filing,...

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Ignatius’ Tale: Has the CIA Turned on MBS?

Ignatius’ Tale: Has the CIA Turned on MBS?

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius gets a hard time for his CIA sources.  In January 2017 he broke the story that Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his pre-inauguration contacts with the Russian ambassador. The story, attributed to a “senior U.S. government official,” proved to be accurate. Flynn lost his job. Glenn Greenwald...

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