Manafort met with Julian Assange ahead of 2016 leaks

April FrancisNov 28, 2018

Then, per the report, months after a meeting with Manafort, WikiLeaks released emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee by Russian intelligence officers.

Convicted felon Paul Manafort, a day after being accused by special counsel Robert Mueller of lying repeatedly to FBI investigators, claims he has never met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, which The Guardian reported on Tuesday. The last meeting took place around March 2016, at about the time Manafort joined Trump's USA presidential campaign, the news outlet said.

The Guardian report cited "sources" saying Manafort saw Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London "in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016", with the latter meeting reportedly taking place "around March 2016". Sources in Ecuador tell the publication that Manafort's visit to the embassy was not logged.

A free-press advocacy group wants to see the documents after their existence was apparently let slip by prosecutors in another case.

After reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors in September, Manafort lied repeatedly to investigators working for the special counsel's team while withholding information pertinent to the Russian Federation investigation, according to a court filing from Monday.

"Remember this day when the Guardian permitted a serial fabricator to totally destroy the paper's reputation", WikiLeaks tweeted.

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Set To Touch Down Monday
The mission aims to study the interior of Mars by drilling down and taking samples of the rock and soil deep beneath the surface. Scientists say the site is ideal because of its terrain with landforms dating from as far as long as 3.6 billion years ago.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying that he ever met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Associated Press reported August 18, 2016, that Manafort had lobbied in the US on behalf of politicians in Ukraine without disclosing to the USA government that he was working as a foreign agent.

Graff also pointed out that Ecuador has removed the ambassador that was Assange's ally in London and have blocked Assange from meeting with his lawyers.

Manafort's lawyers say that's not so - they said he believes he has offered "useful information".

WikiLeaks denied the report's claims. That third meeting came just months before WikiLeaks released a trove of politically damaging Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party emails that had been stolen by Russian Federation.

That dispute is playing out amid sometimes feverish speculation within Washington, D.C., that Mueller's investigation may be on the verge of unveiling more criminal charges, perhaps against another sub-cast of characters centered on political consultant Roger Stone.

Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy and witness tampering on September 14, nearly a year after he was first charged and following his conviction by a jury in a separate but related case on eight tax and banking crimes.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Sadio Mane's Liverpool deal a statement - Jurgen Klopp
Late on Watford pushed forward in search of an equalizer but it didn't arrive as Liverpool doubled their lead. I'm not sure we had the ball in the past as much as we had here as they have been much more open games.

River Vs Boca Juniors Postponed After Players Attacked With Tear Gas
With so much at stake, the consequences for the losers at Estadio El Monumental could be huge for Argentinian football. Alarming images showed the bus being hit by objects, with Pablo Perez taken to hospital for cuts to his arm and eye.

'Maybe he did, maybe he didn't': Trump backs Saudis after killing
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the move was "coordinated very closely with" states France and Britain and the broader EU. The president acknowledged that members of Congress will demand repercussions on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi's killing.

Once Upon a Deadpool Trailer Kidnaps Fred Savage for Christmas
And it even has me thinking that a genuinely amusing Deadpool film is actually possible with a PG-13 rating...boy am I curious. Once Upon A Deadpool is a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 - for those of you who are unaware.

Secret deal with Barcelona over transfers after Philippe Coutinho exit
Liverpool also reluctantly allowed Brazil ace Coutinho leave for Spain but were angered by the La Liga side's pursuit. Barcelona must pay 100m euros (£89m) on top of a transfer fee if they try to sign a Liverpool player before 2020.

Neymar, Mbappe injured ahead of PSG-Liverpool clash
On Wednesday, PSG announced that Mbappe has a bruised shoulder, while scans on Neymar showed a right adductor strain. Neymar was withdrawn early for Brazil and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting hopes his PSG team-mate is not seriously injured.

GM 'Reorganization' Includes Plant Closures, Layoffs
Detroit-Hamtramck employs a total of 1,542 workers, building the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse , Cadillac CT6. Lordstown, which has dropped from three shifts to one in recent years, exclusively produces the Chevrolet Cruze .

Redskins sign veteran QB Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy
Sanchez also has played for the Eagles and Cowboys and spent time on the rosters of the Bears and Broncos. Since the 6-4 Redskins lead the NFC East, McCoy will instantly be put in a pressure-packed situation.

Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce, Period — CDC
Restaurants are also advised to avoid serving romaine lettuce in any form, be it full leaves, chopped, or otherwise. In fact, the alert includes advice on how to clean your refrigerator if romaine has been inside it recently.

PlayStation 4 Black Friday 2018: CHEAP PS4 deals at Argos, GAME, Amazon
These people were doing fine until about a year ago when Marvel's Spider-Man was released exclusively on the PS4. Sony has released its final set of deals for the Black Friday shopping extravaganza.