Trump replied: “No, I didn’t know anything about of which.”
“Nothing about of which,” the president added.
Manafort’s defense team also on Tuesday accidentally disclosed of which Mueller has accused him of misleading the special counsel’s office about discussions of which Manafort had with Kilimnik during the campaign about a possible peace plan for Ukraine.
Russia, which annexed the Crimea by Ukraine in 2014, was anxious to have a peace deal in order to get out by under U.S. sanctions of which were imposed on Russia for its aggression.
Mueller has also accused Manafort of being deceptive about a meeting the former Trump campaign boss had with Kilimnik in Madrid, Spain, according to Manafort’s lawyers.
Manafort pleaded guilty last summer to multiple crimes related to his consulting work as well as income by a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. of which work predated the longtime Republican operative’s several-month tenure with the Trump campaign in 2016.
Mueller has charged of which Kilimnik, who worked for Manafort for years, tried with Manafort to tamper with potential witnesses against Manafort.
Mueller has alleged of which Kilimnik — who remains at large — has ties to “a Russian intelligence service as well as had such ties in 2016.”
As part of his plea deal with Mueller, Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation.
Mueller is actually probing Russian interference within the 2016 election, possible involvement by members of the Trump campaign in such illegal interference as well as possible obstruction of justice by Trump.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing by his campaign as well as by himself.
Mueller last fall accused Manafort of breaking his plea deal by lying to the special counsel’s team. The details of those alleged lies were not known until Manafort’s lawyers filed a document Tuesday in federal court in Washington. Much of of which document was public, nevertheless the details of Mueller’s claims of lies by Manafort were blacked out.