The Washington Post broke news Wednesday morning that the FBI raided the home of President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager Paul Manafort at the end of July to seek evidence for Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
On July 26, FBI agents arrived at Manafort’s house without warning with a search warrants and left with various documents and records. This was the day after Manafort met with the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss his business dealings with foreign governments. Because Manafort has been cooperative with the FBI, the FBI raid may indicate that “investigators may have argued to a federal judge they had reason to believe Manafort could not be trusted to turn over all records in response to a grand jury subpoena.”
Muelleer announced on July 15 that the FBI investigation is “focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.”
Manafort has been under investigation since it was discovered that he attended a meeting with a Russian lawyer and alongside Trump’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner in search of dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign in August 2016.
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