President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on multiple occasions, with the last meeting occurring a few months before WikiLeaks released hacked Democratic National Committee emails in the summer of 2016, The Guardian reported Tuesday.
Read the full Guardian report here.
Manafort met with Assange in 2013, 2015 and “around March 2016,” sources told The Guardian. Trump hired him at the end of March.
The details of the meetings were unknown, and Manafort denied The Guardian’s report.
WikiLeaks denied the report in a tweet, saying it “is willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor’s head that Manafort never met Assange.”
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