FBI Agents Conducted Predawn Raid Of Paul Manafort’s Home

Confirming that Special Counsel Mueller’s probe has a particular interest in the business dealing of Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, the WaPo reports that FBI agents “raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials.”

Federal agents reportedly appeared at Manafort’s home without advance warning two weeks ago, in the predawn hours on Wednesday, July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee. The WaPo reports that the served search warrant was “wide-ranging and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records.”

The raid came as Manafort has been voluntarily producing documents to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. The search warrant indicates 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.

It could also have been intended to send a message to President Trump’s former campaign chairman that he should not expect gentle treatment or legal courtesies from Mueller’s team.

Among the documents taken were materials Manafort had already provided to Congress, WaPo’s sources said. “If the FBI wanted the documents, they could just ask [Manafort] and he would have turned them over,” said one adviser close to the White House. Clearly, the intention was different.

For now, the significance of the records seized from Manafort’s apartment is unclear, with the publication adding that Manafort provided documents to both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate and House intelligence committees.

The documents are said to include notes Manafort took while attending a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016.

The news comes one week after the WSJ reported that Mueller had empanelled a grand jury in his ongoing probe of “Russian interference” in the US election, a development which while expected, has been seen by some as adverse for Trump and the members of his presidential campaign.

Following the news, yields are edging lower yet again while the USD is suddenly looking shaky after spiking earlier in the session.

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  • JohnDille

    THIS WILL CLEARLY COME AS A SHOCK TO YOU AND YOUR REPUBLICAN PUPPET BUDDIES… BUT THE MORE MUELLER DIGS… THE MORE HE IS FINDING!!! WHICH IS WHY THE RAID ON PAUL MANAFORT’S HOME IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A WHOLE SERIES OF RAIDS AND SUBPEONAS AND OTHER SUCH INVESTIGATIVE TACTICS!!! TRUMP’S GOOSE IS COOKED…. HE REALLY WILL BE LUCKY TO AVOID PRISON!!! AND IF NOT HIM, THEN MANY PEOPLE AROUND HIM… INCLUDING HIS OWN FAMILY MEMBERS!!!

  • JohnDille

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  • JohnDille

    WHY WOULD NORTH KOREA NUKE ANYONE…. UNLESS TRUMP DOES SOMETHING STUPID LIKE TRY TO BOMB NORTH KOREA, OR TRY TO OVERTHROW THE NORTH KOREAN REGIME??? THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF NORTH KOREA WANT US TO THINK THEY ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO START A WAR… BUT ACTUALLY, THEY ARE PRETTY SMART COOKIES!!! AND THEY KNOW THAT STARTING A WAR WITH THE US WOULD BE SUICIDE… SO THERE IS NO WAY THEY WOULD DO THAT!!! THEIR MISSILE RATTLING IS ALL ABOUT TRYING TO GET TRUMP TO CAVE IN TO THEIR DEMANDS!!! THEY CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH TRUMP… SO THEY CAN SEE VERY CLEARLY THAT TRUMP WILL GIVE THEM FAR MORE GOODIES THAN ANY DEMOCRAT EVER DID!!! THEY CAN SEE THAT RUMP IS JUST AN ARROGANT SELF CENTERED BULLY… AND EVERYONE KNOWS THAT THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH BULLIES LIKE TRUMP… IS TO STAND UP TO THEM AND INTIMIDATE THEM!!! AND THAT IS JUST EXACTLY WHAT NORTH KOREA AND RUSSIA AND CHINA AND IRAN AND OTHER NATIONS ARE DOING TO TRUMP… EVEN AS WE SPEAK!!!

  • JohnDille

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  • JohnDille

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  • JohnDille

    I ALMOST NEVER EVEN TRY TO LOOK AT MIRRORS…. I CANNOT SEE VERY WELL… AND EVEN IF I COULD ACTUALLY SEE MYSELF IN A MIRROR, I KNOW THAT I AM NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT!!! YOU PROBABLY HAVE THAT SAME PROBLEM!!!

  • glubby

    So you want welfare.

  • glubby

    Ok. What if NK nukes your family asshole?

  • glubby

    Sounds like Mueller is living up to his German-NAZI roots towing the democratic line.

  • Jean123a

    Glad to see that you did decide to look into a MIRROR!

  • Scott

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  • JohnDille

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  • Pete

    WHAT A FU@KING MORON YOU ARE!!!! AND I’M ONLY PRINTING IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT HELPS YOUR POINT SOMEHOW…. moron!!!!!!!

  • Eileen

    not surprising. Mueller, like the 17 intelligence agencies, found nothing, so he has to justify his existence with going after low hanging fruit. Manafort fits the bill. Roger Stone may be next.

  • JohnDille

    SO,,, YOU ARE TELLING US THAT TRUMP AND HIS ASSOCIATES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO COMMIT HIGHLY PROBABLY TREASONS AND FRAUDS, WITHOUT EVEN BEING INVESTIGATED FOR THEIR CRIMES???? GEE… THAT IS JUST SO RIGHT WING OF YOU!!! WE CAN BET THAT IF ANY LIBERAL OR DEMOCRAT HAD DONE EVEN A SMALL FRACTION OF WHAT TRUMP AND HIS ASSOCIATES ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE DONE, THAT SUCH A LIBERAL WOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN IMPEACHED AND RUN OUT OF OFFICE, AND MAYBE EVEN THROWN UNDER SOME DESOLATE PRISON!!! BUT… IF RIGHT WINGERS COMMIT EVEN OUTRIGHT TREASON… OR BRAZEN COLLUSION WITH FOREIGN POWER ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE OUR NATION…. YOU RIGHT WINGERS HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH THAT??? RIGHT WINGERS…. PUPPETS AND CROOKS AND TRAITORS AND HYPOCRITES AND LIARS ALL!!!

  • JohnDille

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  • JohnDille

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  • drose

    Well, so much for voluntary cooperation. The obvious lesson being taught here is to be silent and invoke your 5th amendment rights against self-incrimination, and your fourth amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure. Make law enforcement gather evidence and provide probable cause that a crime has been committed and the specific materials being sought. Insist on your rights or risk loosing them. Remember, we threw King George and the British Army out of this country for just such abuses of power.

  • Jean123a

    How interesting, and how very intrusive an operation. How about a raid on the Clintons, the Obamas, Comey, Waters, Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz, Holder, Lynch, Schumer, Feinstein ?
    If we’re going to establish a police-state, don’t make any exceptions, Mueller and his henchmen, so deeply entrenched in the liberal/communist’s back pocket it makes decent Americans, sick to their stomachs. Just who do you think SHOULD BE in the WhiteHouse? Hillary, Obama, Brennan? Maybe the left would prefer we were under the command of the United Nations?
    If you want to go after someone who’s really trying to destroy this country, look to George Soros — or does he already own the entire “shadow government”?
    America does need answers, but the questions are really about the accusers, not the accused, in this instance. It appears, at least from this angle, that the last people we should trust, are the ones pointing fingers at those we elected — not those we had such proven reason NOT TO ELECT!