Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told.
It is unclear why Manafort would have wanted to see Assange and what was discussed.
A well-placed source has told the Guardian that Manafort went to see Assange around March 2016.
In a series of tweets WikiLeaks said Assange and Manafort had not met.
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Manafort’s first visit to the embassy took place a year after Assange sought asylum inside, two sources said.
The discussions, days before Moreno was sworn in, and before Manafort was indicted – were ostensibly about a large-scale Chinese investment. »