On July 26, 2017, the FBI showed up unannounced at former Trump campaign chair, Paul Manafort’s home with a search warrant and raided his home. This happened at the same time Manafort was voluntarily meeting with and working with the FBI.
Now we can better understand why President Trump was so wound up and angry with Jeff Sessions back on July 26. Manafort’s home and privacy had just been invaded, something which may have never happened if Sessions had not recused himself from the Russia investigation.
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, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The search warrant was wide-ranging and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records. Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, confirmed that agents executed a warrant at one of the political consultant’s homes and that Manafort cooperated with the search.
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.
Now we can better understand why President Trump was so wound up and angry with Jeff Sessions back on July 26. Manafort’s home and privacy had just been invaded, something which may have never happened if Sessions had not recused himself from the Russia investigation
Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
A few hours after the FBI raided Paul Manafort's home in connection to the Russia investigation, the President tweeted this. https://t.co/hwJ4cyJH8R
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) August 9, 2017
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