WASHINGTON | Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

9Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

WASHINGTON—January 08, 2019— Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing .

The allegation marks the first time prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office have accused Trump’s chief campaign aide of sharing election-related information with his Russian contacts.

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