The Biden administration slapped Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort’s assistant and alleged Russian spy, with sanctions on Thursday as it escalated economic measures against Moscow.
In announcing the move, the Treasury suggested that Kilimnik provided internal Trump campaign data to Russian intelligence during the 2016 election.
“During the 2016 US presidential election campaign, Kilimnik provided the Russian Intelligence Service with sensitive information on campaign and election strategy,” the statement said.
That goes significantly further than any previous assessment of the fate of the Trump campaign’s internal probe data that famous Paul Manafort shared with Kilimnik during the 2016 campaign. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced in August 2020 declined to conclude what Kilimnik ultimately did with the probe data, but said its own investigation was working with the information. limit…