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"I didn't know anything" about Manafort-Kilimnik polling contacts

Senior Democratic lawmakers called on Wednesday for further investigation into a revelation that in 2016 Donald Trump's then-presidential election campaign chairman gave polling data to a man US prosecutors have linked to Russian intelligence.

CNN reported Wednesday evening that Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov were the intended viewers of the data Manafort showed to Konstantin Kilimnik, who has alleged ties to Russian military intelligence.

Legal experts told ABC News this week that sharing campaign polling data with a foreign person is not a crime, but could be an important piece to the puzzle concerning possible Trump campaign coordination with Russians during the 2016 campaign - a subject being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller's office.

Manafort, who ran the Trump campaign from March to August 2016, was convicted last August of eight counts of financial fraud in federal court in Virginia.

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Manafort, former chair of the Trump campaign, pleaded guilty past year to conspiracy charges in Washington and faces sentencing in a separate case in Virginia, though none of the charges are directly concerned with the alleged collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. President Trump denies any campaign collusion with Russian Federation. Manafort's lawyers said any incorrect statements by him were unintentional.

He said that agreement would be a "conspiracy", whether or not the Trump campaign actually got anything of value from the Russians.

Mueller's team has also charged Kilimnik with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice. Jackson also said she'd review all the filings before deciding whether to hold a January 25 hearing on the issue. He also has a March 5 sentencing before Jackson in Washington for his guilty plea on conspiracy against the USA and conspiracy to obstruct justice.