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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to two Russian figures have been simmering at the surface of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe for more than a year, but Tuesday’s revelation that Manafort stands accused of seeking to share campaign polling data with those Russians brought the relationships fully into focus. The redaction error in a court filing from Manafort’s lawyers, as well as a follow-up report in the New York Times, more firmly linked Manafort’s time working for Trump to the lobbyist’s longtime business associate Konstantin Kilimnik, who has been linked by Mueller to a Russian intelligence agency as late as 2016, and Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin-linked oligarch. Read More →