On July 7, 2016, less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his then-campaign manager Paul Manafort wrote an email to a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin and offered to provide him with briefings on the presidential race.
Portions of the email written by Manafort to aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, as well as other correspondence, were read to the Washington Post by people familiar with the discussions.
“If he needs private briefings we can accommodate,” Manafort wrote. That email is among what the Post describes as “tens of thousands” of documents that have been turned over to members of special counsel Robert Mueller III’s team and congressional investigators who are looking into whether or not the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia as part of a plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
At this time, there is no evidence to confirm that …