One of the advisers to Donald trump George Papadopoulos at the beginning of his campaign in March 2016, offered to arrange a presidential candidate meeting with members of the Russian leadership, including the leader of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. This writes the newspaper The Washington Post , citing studied the electronic correspondence between the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump.
According to the newspaper, from March to September Papadopoulos sent more than ten emails Floor Manafort, Jeff Seshns, Carter, Paige and other members of the team trump with a promise to establish contacts with Moscow, to be able to discuss relations between the U.S. and Russia, “President trump”.
As stated in the article, the proposal was met with caution – environment trump referred to the current U.S. sanctions against Russia. Papadopoulos has offered to mediate between trump and Putin, although it is still unclear whether he had any relation to the representatives of Russia.
In may, Papadopoulos sent a letter to one of the leaders of the election campaign trump Corey Lewandowski and the head of the electoral headquarters of the trump Floor of Manafaru, in which, with reference to the programme Director, Russian Council for international Affairs Ivan Timofeev claimed that the Russian foreign Ministry is interested in meeting with trump and prepared for his visit to Moscow. Manafort said that trump plans a trip there.
In an email in response to the request of WP Timofeev has confirmed that his organization had indeed discussed a meeting with trump in the spring of 2016. He explained that the idea of the meeting was discussed as one of the possibilities to establish a dialogue between Russia and the United States. He noted that the Council often holds meetings with prominent political figures and experts from the United States and many other countries.
Russian international Affairs Council is headed by the former Minister of foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov. It is composed of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, as well as leading Russian scholars, diplomats and business representatives.
Recall that the investigation of the alleged Russian interference in American elections conducted by the FBI, the special Committee on intelligence of the Senate and house of representatives of the Congress. In mid-may, the U.S. justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller spectaculorum to conduct a separate independent proceedings on this matter.
Trump has repeatedly denied the charges against him of suspicion of secret contacts with the Russian officials during the election campaign.