FBI Raid Of Former Trump Campaign Manager House Fuels TV News Cycle

Trump Campaign Handed Over Thousands Of Documents To Senate Judiciary Committee Last Week

Trump Campaign Handed Over Thousands Of Documents To Senate Judiciary Committee Last Week

Manafort, who led the Trump campaign for several months, has denied any wrongdoing.

Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, confirmed that FBI agents executed a warrant at one of the political consultant's homes.

Manafort has been voluntarily producing documents to congressional committees investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. It means they were able to prove to a magistrate judge that they had probable cause to believe that there was potential evidence of a crime, and that they were reasonably sure where they could find it. He was also a key figure in the meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 that claimed to have damaging information about opponent Hillary Clinton. Manafort has turned over documents to the intelligence and judiciary committees in the Senate. Committee spokesman George Hartmann said Tuesday that it received the Manafort and Trump campaign documents on Aug. 2 and the records from Trump Jr. on Friday.

The hardest reality for Trump is this: No matter how much he huffs and puffs about the investigation as a "witch hunt" or a "hoax", Mueller and his team won't curtail their operations.

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 left the Trump campaign due to his foreign ties, especially his years of work for rich pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians and Russian oligarchs with close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The significance of the records seized from Manafort's apartment is unclear. The listing says the house has five bedrooms and sleeps up to 20.

Then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort walked around the convention floor, in July 2016, before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

The driver's motive was unclear, but officials said he deliberately aimed at the soldiers, and counterterrorism authorities opened an investigation.

A spokesman for Mueller's office, Joshua Stueve, declined to comment. Those efforts were characterized as an apparent attempt to gain information that could be used to squeeze Manafort, or force him to be more helpful to prosecutors.

As part of the FBI probe, agents also have been asking witnesses since the spring about $530,000 worth of lobbying and investigative work carried out by Flynn's firm, Flynn Intel Group, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

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