Mueller Met With Trump's Campaign Pollster, a Former Manafort Associate

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President Trump said Thursday that he knew nothing about his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, allegedly sharing 2016 presidential campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said has ties to Russian intelligence.

The court filing shows Mueller has evidence that Manafort traveled to Madrid to meet with longtime associate Konstantin Kilimnik, and that he gave polling data to the alleged Russian agent and discussed a Ukraine peace plan.

Fabrizio is a valuable asset for Mueller's team, as he is one of the few people close to Manafort with inside knowledge about the Trump campaign's inner-workings and could shed light on the work Manafort did in Eastern Europe for Russian oligarchs.

In remarks Thursday morning before he departed to the Texas border, President Trump repeated there was "no collusion" and he did not know "anything" about Manafort sharing the data.

Mueller has seized Manafort's electronic communication records, and Schindler says the special counsel learned about his early 2017 trip to Madrid through the travel tracking program revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Manafort, former chair of the Trump campaign, pleaded guilty a year ago to conspiracy charges in Washington and faces sentencing in a separate case in Virginia, though none of the charges are directly concerned with the alleged collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.

Manafort's sentencing in Virginia is scheduled for February 8 and in Washington, D.C., on March 5, but the president hasn't ruled out a pardon for his former campaign chairman.

"No. I didn't know anything about that", Trump replied.