Trump Aide Rick Gates Linked To Russian Intelligence

The Daily Beast reports:

Prosecutors working on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election have linked Rick Gates, Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, to a person with ties to a Russian intelligence service. In a court filing released Tuesday night, prosecutors said Gates and the unnamed person, who had lived in Kiev and Moscow and worked for one of Paul Manafort’s companies, were in touch in September and October 2016—during the presidential campaign—and described the alleged link as “pertinent to the investigation.”

The New York Daily News reports:

Details in the document suggest that the person is Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian man who managed Manafort’s office in Ukraine. Mueller’s team says he still has ties to the GRU, which the American intelligence community said was behind the hacks on Democrats’ emails and disseminating them before the election, though Kilimnik has denied such claims. Gates pleaded guilty to lying to investigators last month, and is believed to be working with the probe as it goes after his former partner and others.