WP: Before the election the social network “Vkontakte” suggested Trump create a...

WP: Before the election the social network “Vkontakte” suggested Trump create a page


WP: Перед выборами соцсеть «Вконтакте» предлагала Трампу создать страницу

The Washington Post reports that General Manager of the company turned to close the candidate in January and November 2016

Top Manager of the Russian social network “Vkontakte” in 2016, several times referred to the campaign headquarters of Donald trump, including just days before the election, take candidate create a page on the website to win the sympathies of the Russians and voters of Russian origin, according to the Washington Post.

As the newspaper writes, the Director for work with partners VC Konstantin Sidorkov in January and November last year, wrote e-mails to Trump Jr. and Directors in social networks Dan Skawina, offering assistance in the promotion of the trump among the nearly 100 million users of the social network.

“It will be in the top of the news in Russia” – wrote Sidorkov 5 Nov.

According to the newspaper, citing people familiar with the correspondence of the sources, although Skawina at least one time expressed interest in this idea, it is not clear whether it was eventually implemented.

According to the lawyer trump Jr., his client sent the letter of offer Skawina early in the year and remembers that they subsequently discussed it.

Skawina currently holds the post of Director of social media at the White house has not yet responded to requests for comment. White house spokesman to comment on the situation refused.

Emails read out to journalists the Washington Post close to the point sources indicate another point of contact between Russian interests and approximate trump in the election race.

According to the newspaper, contact with the VC gave Rob Goldstone, a British producer, who last year asked trump Jr. to meet with Russian lawyer allegedly had dirt on Democrat Hillary Clinton.

In the beginning of 2016 Goldstone sent Trump Jr. an e-mail to discuss the idea of creating a page trump VC, the Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the text sources.