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The Origins of the Ukraine Conspiracy Theory

The Origins of the Ukraine Conspiracy Theory

It all began with Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, now serving a seven-year prison sentence for bank fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, false statements, and witness tampering. Now Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is promoting Manafort’s defense of his felonious behavior: I was looking for the Democratic National...

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Manafort Associate Kilimnik Denies Russian Intelligence Ties 

Manafort Associate Kilimnik Denies Russian Intelligence Ties 

At “the heart” of the Trump-Russia investigation is Paul Manafort’s translator and associate Konstantin Kilimnik. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller intimates that Kilimnik has connections to Russia intelligence. If the Trump campaign and Russian state actors conspired during the 2016 presidential campaign Kilimnik is among the most plausible suspects. If Kilimnik has been falsely implicated, the...

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Acid Test for Mueller’s Investigation: Russian Spy or Political Hack?

Acid Test for Mueller’s Investigation: Russian Spy or Political Hack?

As the Trump-Russia investigation comes to a close, the primary target of special prosecutor Robert Mueller seems to be Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort and his Russian translator Konstantin Kilimnik. Manafort, says Mueller, is a “hardened criminal.” But what is Kilimnik? The question goes to the heart of Mueller’s investigation. Is Kilimnik and active Russian...

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Nexus of Collusion? New Details on Manafort’s Russian Friend

Nexus of Collusion? New Details on Manafort’s Russian Friend

The Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly concluded that it has no “direct evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Ranking minority member Mark Warner begs to differ. Is there “direct evidence” of collusion or not? The answer can be found in the story of Konstantin Kilimik, a longtime associate of Manafort who...

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Former GRU Translator at ‘Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry 

Former GRU Translator at ‘Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry 

The Trump-Russia investigation is zeroing in on Konstantin Kilimnik, a translator trained by Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. According to a heavily redacted, transcript of a closed door court hearing a senior attorney working for Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller III, said Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kilimnik...

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