President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign chair was pressured by a Russian oligarch over his debts, Time magazine reported Saturday.
Former Russian intelligence officer Victor Boyarkin "was a key link" between Manafort and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.
The report followed a "months-long investigation" by Time.
"He owed us a lot of money,” Boyarkin says. “And he was offering ways to pay it back.”
Boyarkin says he was approached by special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I told them to go dig a ditch,” Boyarkin said.
The connection could "mark some of the clearest evidence of the leverage that powerful Russians had over Trump’s campaign chairman.
The commander-in-chief also said he was waiting for Democrats to make him an offer for taxpayers to pay for his border wall -- which he'd promised Mexico would fund.
"I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security," Trump said. "From what I hear, they are spending so much time on Presidential Harassment that they have little time left for things like stopping crime and our military!"
The Mueller Angry Democrats recently deleted approximately 19,000 Text messages between FBI Agent Lisa Page and her… https://t.co/T8ZcFjet1R— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1546098170.0
I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security. From what I h… https://t.co/OaQzvCASuU— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1546098744.0