Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort is facing fresh allegations over his links to former pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Ukrainian lawmaker Sergii Leshchenko has claimed a document found in a safe in Kiev may be evidence that Manafort tried to mask payments to him from Yanukovych’s party, reports the CNN.
The claim comes as the FBI told the House Intelligence Committee on Monday that it is officially investigating whether there was any coordination between Trump’s campaign team and Russia during the 2016 U.S. election.
The Anti-corruption investigators in Ukraine have alleged Yanukovych and members of his party ran a corrupt regime. He fled to Russia following a public uprising in 2014.
The FBI is also investigating Manafort over his consulting work in Ukraine and any possible links to Russia. (ANI)