US lobbyist for Russian oligarch visited Julian Assange nine times last year

A longtime US lobbyist for the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska (whom Manafort worked closely with and promised campaign updates) visited Julian Assange nine times at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last year, according to visitor logs seen by the Guardian.

Adam Waldman, who has worked as a Washington lobbyist for the metals tycoon since 2009, had more meetings with Assange in 2017 than almost anyone else, the records show.