Paul Manafort Is Giving Mueller’s Team Information On Roger Stone
President Trump’s former campaign chairman has frequented the special counsel’s office to give information about his former business partner and longtime Trump confidant, Roger Stone.
The Justice Department continues its investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to the Russians, and CNN reported on Wed. that Paul Manafort — Trump’s former campaign aide — and his team of lawyers have visited the special counsel’s office in Washington, D.C. “at least nine times in the last four weeks.”
Vanity Fair reports Mueller is particularly interested in the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Manafort, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer. ABC News also states Mueller has been asking Manafort specifically about his former business partner, Roger Stone.
Stone has previously dismissed the idea that Manafort would ever give the special counsel any pertinent information, telling ABC News:
“I am highly confident Mr. Manafort is aware of no wrongdoing on my part during the 2016 campaign, or at any other time, and therefore there is no wrongdoing to know about.”
The exact nature of the meetings are unknown, but the publication notes, based on the time Manafort’s black Ford S.U.V. arrives and departs the nondescript headquarters, each meeting lasts an estimated six hours.
Manafort’s contact with the special counsel office gives the indication that the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian meddling is moving along, despite the upcoming midterm elections.