Manafort poll­ster met with prose­cu­tors

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Jeff Mordock

Spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller’s team met with one of Pres­i­dent Trump’s cam­paign poll­sters with ties to for­mer cam­paign chair­man Paul Manafort, ac­cord­ing to a re­port Thurs­day.

Mr. Mueller’s team met with poll­ster Tony Fab­rizio in Fe­bru­ary, CNN re­ported. The meet­ing may now have larger im­pli­ca­tions after Manafort’s at­tor­neys this week ac­ci­den­tally re­vealed that he shared polling data with an as­so­ciate who has ties to Rus­sian in­tel­li­gence.

Mr. Fab­rizio has con­firmed meet­ing with Mr. Mueller’s team, the news out­let said. The meet­ing was about the time Manafort was un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Mr. Mueller for fi­nan­cial fraud crimes.

Mr. Fab­rizio had worked with Manafort on Ukrainian elec­tions and later be­came the Trump cam­paign’s chief poll­ster in early 2016. CNN said Mr. Mueller ques­tioned the poll­ster about his work with Manafort in Ukraine, rather than his time with the Trump cam­paign.

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