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“Manafort told “multiple discernible lies,” the court documents said, including about his communications with a political consultant with alleged ties to Russian intelligence and about interacting with Trump administration officials after Manafort was indicted in 2017.” (“Prosecutors Expose Trump Hush Money Payments, Russian Contacts“, December 08, 2018 3:20 AM, VOA News https://www.voanews.com/a/prosecutors-expose-trump-hush-money-payments-russian-contacts/4692122.html
See filing below.
Kilimnik is apparently Person A with close business ties to Manafort and Gates, as well as ties to Russian Intel service (GRU), discussed in earlier Special Counsel (Mueller) filings. He is believed to have acted as a liaison between former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/03/30/trump-2016-campaign-manager-manafort-linked-to-russian-intelligence-service-fbi-mueller/
Article gives important new details: “Konstantin Kilimnik: elusive Russian with ties to Manafort faces fresh Mueller scrutiny: New details emerge about 48-year-old said to have ties to Russian intelligence, including the use of a private jet owned by an oligarch close to Putin“, by Peter Stone in Washington, Fri 9 Nov 2018 01.00 EST https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/09/konstantin-kilimnik-russia-trump-manafort-mueller
Deripaska connected firms keep getting waivers from sanctions. They are on their 5th waiver: “OFAC Extends Expiration Date of General Licenses Related to EN+, RUSAL, and GAZ December 7, 2018 Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today extended further the expiration date of certain general licenses related to EN+ Group plc (EN+), United Company RUSAL PLC (RUSAL), and GAZ Group (GAZ). These General Licenses 13H, 14D, 15C, and 16D amend their previous versions by extending the expiration date from January 7, 2019, to January 21, 2019, for transactions related to the companies and their subsidiaries. On April 6, 2018, OFAC designated EN+ and GAZ for being owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, Oleg Deripaska and other entities he owns or controls. In that same action, OFAC designated RUSAL for being owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, EN+. “EN+, RUSAL, and GAZ are proposing substantial corporate governance changes that could potentially result in significant changes in control of these sanctioned entities. In recognition that the review of these complex proposals is ongoing, OFAC is extending the expiration date of related general licenses until January 21,” said a Treasury spokesperson.” http://web.archive.org/web/20181208190814/https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm567
As noted by Bloomberg, the extension gives Deripaska more time to divest from/reduce holdings in his companies. “U.S. Delays Rusal Sanctions as Talks With Deripaska Continue” By Saleha Mohsin December 7, 2018, 4:04 PM EST https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-07/u-s-delays-rusal-sanctions-as-talks-with-deripaska-continue