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Manafort Tried to Negotiate Handover of Assange to US in 2017 - Reports

MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Sputnik) In mid-May 2017, US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, tried to broker a deal with then president-elect of Ecuador on extraditing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, The New York Times reported.
During his visit to Quito, Manafort and Lenin Moreno, who is now the Ecuadorian president, discussed a deal in which the former could arrange certain financial concessions to Ecuador in exchange for the handover of Assange to the United States, the newspaper reported on Monday.
The news outlet alleged that the potential deal was off after Rober Mueller was appointed special counsel to probe Russia's suspected meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, with Manafort being subject to investigation.
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