Paul Manafort's Home Raided By FBI Agents In July

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 9, 2017

It is interesting to note that in order to obtain a search and seizure warrant, the Special Counsel would have had to provide probable cause to a federal judge, and that judge would have had to agree that evidence of a crime was "probably" in the home of Manafort.

The home of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in July, The Washington Post reports. Manafort had already been cooperating voluntarily with the congressional investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 campaign. The agents were armed with a search warrant that they used to seize documents and "other materials", the Post's sources say.

ABC News also tweeted a statement from Manafort's spokesperson.

The search came as Mueller has increased legal pressure on Manafort, consolidating under his authority a series of unrelated investigations into various aspects of Manafort's professional and personal life.

Manafort has provided documents to both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate and House intelligence committees.

Manafort is well-known for his willingness to do anything to win an election and the Podesta leaks took place shortly after he joined the Trump campaign.

Manafort was present at a now-infamous June 2016 meeting that was first reported last month, where he, Trump's son, Donald Jr., and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, met with figures affiliated with the Russian government who were promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton in order to help the Trump campaign. However, Manafort could have easily served as a key connection between Putin and Trump, and if the Russians were somehow funneling money or resources into the Trump campaign, Manafort, as campaign manager, would have been in the middle of it.

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