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Trump marketing campaign supervisor Manafort worker Kilimnik introduced the US election technique for Russia in 2016

Konstantin Kilimnik as he appears on an FBI poster.

Source: FBI

A long-time employee of former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign manager, Paul Manafort, gave Russian intelligence services "confidential information about election and campaign strategies" during this year's elections, the US Treasury said on Thursday.

Manafort official Konstantin Kilimnik "also tried to further the narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, intervened in the 2016 US presidential election," the Treasury Department said as the Biden administration launched new sanctions against Russia, Kilimnik and others announced.

These sanctions relate in part to alleged efforts by Russia to influence the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives in the U.S. District Court in Washington on June 15, 2018 to be indicted on a third detached indictment against him by special adviser Robert Mueller for witness manipulation.

Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

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