Manafort pollster met with prosecutors
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.