Sue Halpern of the New Yorker –
When news broke that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had shared internal polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian business associate with ties to Russian intelligence, the through line between the campaign and the Kremlin began to look incontrovertible. The revelation came in an inadvertently unredacted court document, which was filed by Manafort’s lawyers in response to charges made by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, that Manafort had lied to investigators.
Trump has tried to downplay his connection to his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, but F.B.I. wiretaps show that Manafort continued his association with Trump long after he resigned.