Manafort has conducted secret talks with Assange

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LONDON – Paul Manafort has secret discussions with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The former campaign manager of Donald Trump looked for the founder of WikiLeaks, according to the British newspaper The Guardian in 2013, 2015 and in the spring of 2016.

Trumps former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

It is unclear what the two are talking about. Their last meeting, according to the sources of the British newspaper in march, is especially interesting because Manafort in that period, a key figure in the race of Trump to the White House. A few months later published WikiLeaks in a series of Democratic e-mails that were stolen by Russian intelligence officers. It came then-candidate Hillary Clinton look bad.

Manafort, since this year, in custody, denies any involvement in that hack and says that the allegation “100 percent false”. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller conducts research into any Russian interference in the American presidential election. Manafort is one of his kroongetuigen, though he has repeatedly lied at the FBI, revealed Mueller Monday.

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