Rick gates communicated with a former employee of the Russian intelligence during the election campaign

About the contacts of a member of the electoral headquarters of the trump with the former Russian agent became aware of court documents

Former employee of the Russian intelligence, who worked with members of the election headquarters of Donald trump Paul Manafort and Rick gates, spoke with gates during the election campaign of 2016, according to the court documents, submitted by the team of spectacular Robert Mueller.

The relationship between gates and a former intelligence official whom the documents are referred to as “person A” is important, because the criminal charges against gates and Manafort relate only to lobbying activities in the interests of Ukraine before the presidential elections in 2016 and do not affect their activities during the election campaign.

Gates last month pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI and fraud, agreeing to cooperate with the investigation Mueller about the Russian intervention in elections in 2016 and the possibility of collusion between Moscow and the election headquarters trump.

Manafort also pleaded not guilty to an extended spectaculorum the charges, including Bank fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent while working at a Pro-Russian government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Alleged contacts of the gates with a former employee of the Russian intelligence became aware of the document in the case of a former Skadden Arps lawyer Alex van der Swaan, who earlier this year pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. The sentence should be pronounced on 3 April.

The lawsuit alleges that gates and van der Zwaan had contact with a former officer of Russian intelligence who also worked for the lobbying company of Manafort in Ukraine in September and October 2016. The U.S. presidential election took place in November 2016.

The documents also stated that answering the questions of the team of Muller, van der Zwaan “admitted that he knew” about relations with Russia, as he told gates.

The representative of Manafort, which, in accordance with the court injunction, can not talk about the details of the case to reporters, refused to comment.

The description of “person A” in court documents can match the citizen of Ukraine Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Manafort. To contact him have not succeeded. In the past, he denied any connection with the Russian intelligence.

The Russian government rejects accusations of meddling in the presidential election in 2016, and President of the trump insists that any collusion with Moscow, his entourage was not.