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Rachel Maddow highlights a passage from the Treasury Department announcement of new sanctions against Russia that says Paul Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik delivered polling and campaign strategy information to Russian intelligence. Previously it was known that Manafort gave such materials to Kilimnik, but not what Kilimnik had done with them. Also previously known was that Russian intelligence interfered in the 2016 election to boost the Trump campaign. Aired on 04/16/2021.
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Michael Schmidt, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the newly connected dot in the 2016 Trump campaign's collusion with Russia changes what we know and sharpens the questions about what we don't yet know. Aired on 04/16/2021.
For the first time ever, the U.S. Government is linking the 2016 Trump Campaign directly to the Russian government. The U.S. Treasury now states that an ally of convicted Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort funneled internal campaign polling directly back to the Kremlin, and MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the news with former prosecutor Nick Akerman.
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