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Politics FBI offers $250K reward for Russian figure Kilimnik

02:46  26 february  2021
02:46  26 february  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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The FBI is offering a $ 250 ,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Russian figure and Konstantin Kilimnik for interfering with the U.S. political system. Kilimnik was a former associate of Manafort. He has Russian citizenship, according to the FBI , and was a liaison between to Ukrainian and Russian politicians and businessmen. According to the bureau , a 2018 indictment alleges that Kilmnik “knowingly and intentionally attempted to corruptly persuade another person, with intent to influence, delay, and prevent testimony in an official proceeding.”

The Russian contacts consisted of business connections, offers of assistance to the Campaign, invitations for candidate Trump and Putin to meet in person, invitations for Campaign officials and representatives of the Russian government to meet, and policy positions seeking improved U.S.- Russian relations. Trump Campaign and Manafort’s strategy for winning Democratic votes in Midwestern states. Months before that meeting, Manafort had caused internal polling data to be shared with Kilimnik , and the sharing continued for some period of time after their August meeting. Fall 2016.

a close up of a logo: FBI offers $250K reward for Russian figure Kilimnik © istock FBI offers $250K reward for Russian figure Kilimnik

The FBI is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Russian figure and Konstantin Kilimnik for interfering with the U.S. political system.

The FBI's Washington Field posted to Twitter that Kilimnik is wanted for "obstruction of justice & engaging in a conspiracy to obstruct justice btwn Feb 2018 & April 2018."

Kilimnik is one of several individuals who the agency is seeking for Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

A report from the Senate Intelligence Committee released in August alleged that Paul Manafort, former President Trump's campaign manager "worked with Kilimnik starting in 2016 on narratives that sought to undermine evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election."

Kilimnik was a former associate of Manafort. He has Russian citizenship, according to the FBI, and was a liaison between to Ukrainian and Russian politicians and businessmen.

According to the bureau, a 2018 indictment alleges that Kilmnik "knowingly and intentionally attempted to corruptly persuade another person, with intent to influence, delay, and prevent testimony in an official proceeding."

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The bureau assessed that Kilimnik had ties to Russian Intelligence, and says he "allegedly assisted with a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign in the United States which was allegedly conducted at the direction of the Ukrainian Government without providing disclosures required by law."

Trump in late December pardoned Manafort who was convicted in 2018 of bank fraud and tax charges.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Kilimnik in June 2018 after he was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

The FBI also said on Twitter that it is looking for 13 other individuals that "took actions to reach significant numbers of Americans for the purposes of interfering w/ US political system, includ. the 2016 Presidential Election."

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Christopher Wray repeatedly declined to provide details related to the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, with the FBI director on multiple occasions pointing to the nature of the investigation into the officer’s death following the storming of the Capitol building in January. © Provided by Washington Examiner Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that the bureau views the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol as “domestic terrorism,” and he assured senators that the FBI is working hard to investigate. The death of Sicknick after he responded to the Capitol riot remains a mystery. Republican Sen.

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