Top Mueller Prosecutor Reveals 2016 Meeting Between Manafort and Russian National at “Heart” of Investigation

(From The Washington Examiner)

One of special counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors said this week an August 2016 meeting between former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik, his old associate who the FBI claims has ties to Russian intelligence, is at the “heart” of the federal Russia investigation.

Andrew Weissmann, who the New York Times has dubbed Mueller’s “legal pit bull,” made the revealing statement to a federal judge in a closed hearing Monday, according to a highly redacted D.C. court transcript released Thursday.

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