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Trump Campaign Boss Paul Manafort Messaged Russia Via Secret Alfa Bank Server, Steele Dossier Author Told U.S.

Jonathan Vankin - Author

May 14 2019, Updated 8:10 p.m. ET

One of the enduring mysteries that has gone unsolved by special counsel Robert Mueller surrounded mysterious online communications during the 2016 campaign between a computer server located in Manhattan’s Trump Tower — which was then Donald Trump’s main place of residence — and a server registered to Alfa Bank, one of Russia’s largest financial institutions, per The New York Times. Alfa Bank has “longstanding ties” to Russian President Vladimir Putin, per the same media outlet.

The Inquisitr reported on the alleged Trump Tower computer link to Alfa Bank as far back as April of 2017, but the question of what, exactly, was being transmitted between the Trump Tower computer server and an Alfa Bank computer has never been solved.

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Or has it? According to a United States Department of State memo — released under the Freedom of Information Act to watchdog group Citizens United — U.S. officials may have had an answer, or at least strong clues, regarding the Trump Tower-Alfa Bank mystery in October of 2016, a month before the 2016 presidential election. The possible solution to the mystery came from former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

Steele, of course, is the author of the “Steele Dossier,” a collection of privately compiled intelligence documents that was leaked to, and posted online, by BuzzFeed in January of 2017. The dossier alleged deep and alarming ties between Trump and Russia.


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