Lafayette Bear's collusion site refutes Bear's claim that a Russian Spy Was Working for Trump and Manafort and colluding with Russia

dailybuck777

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cites this article as supporting his ridiculous claim that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians during 2016. https://www.justsecurity.org/63838/guide-to-the-mueller-reports-findings-on-collusion/

Paragraphs 3 & 4 of Bear's guide refer to Manafort as sharing polling data with a supposed Russian spy, Konstantin Kilimnik. The article states:

"3. The Trump Campaign chairman and deputy chairman (Paul Manafort and Rick Gates) knowingly shared internal polling data and information on battleground states with a Russian spy; and the Campaign chairman worked with the Russian spy on a pro-Russia “peace” plan for Ukraine.


4. The Trump Campaign chairman periodically shared internal polling data with the Russian spy with the expectation it would be shared with Putin-linked oligarch, Oleg Deripaska."
The strong inference here is that there was collusion between Trump campaign and Russia through a Russian spy.

Buried under the blaring headline is this statement way down lower in the article that in a caveat section stating: "
"the Special Counsel’s Office “did not identify evidence of a connection between Manafort’s sharing polling data and Russia’s interference in the election, which had already been reported by U.S. media outlets at the time of the August 2 meeting.
Loose ends: The report states that the Special Counsel’s Office “could not reliably determine” Manafort’s purpose in sharing the internal polling data with Kilimnik "

So, if you bother to read the article (a skill not possessed by most Lefties), it presents NO evidence of COLLUSION.

Further, there are about 15 or 20 points identified by Aaron Mate showing how ridiculous it is to claim that Kilimnik was a spy. Among them:

1. "in 2017, Manafort's legal team made multiple discovery requests for any communication between Manafort and "Russian intelligence officials." In April 2018, Manafort’s attorneys revealed that the special counsel replied that "there are no materials responsive to [those] requests." The Mueller team's response marked a tacit admission that as of 2019, the FBI did not consider Kilimnik a Russian agent.

2."He served as "the primary point of contact" for multiple U.S.-Ukrainian talks. This included arranging a call between President Yanukovych and Vice President Joe Biden in November 2013. Kilimnik had "close proximity to" two key officials running U.S. policy in Ukraine, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt." https://www.realclearinvestigations...n__but_it_does_have_a_fog_machine_125229.html

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You could go on & on with points made in the real clear investigations article about how stupid and dishonest the Mueller team was and how they and the Left picked Kilimnik out of nowhere to be the fall guy for fake claims of Russian collusion --- very similar to how Carter Page was picked out of nowhere to be the fall guy for fake FISA applications.
 
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