According to the Washington Post, FBI agents had served former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort with a search warrant at his Virginia home last month.
A raid was performed in the pre-dawn hours on July 26th, one day after Manafort voluntarily met with the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Senate Intelligence Committee is running an investigation as well on the possible collusion with President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
A spokesman for Manafort, Jason Maloni, confirmed that Manafort was served a search warrant.
“FBI agents executed a search warrant at one of Mr. Manafort’s residences. Mr. Manafort has consistently cooperated with law enforcement and other serious inquiries and did so on this occasion as well,” as reported to Daily Caller.
This search warrant was apparently requested by Robert Mueller, Special Counsel. He is investigation the possible collusion and the business activities of Presdient Trump.
According to The Post, the search warrant was issued after Mueller’s investigators argued that they were not confident that Manafort would turn over all records in response to grand jury subpoenas that have been issued in the investigation. Yet, as the search was concluded, Manafort’s home did have many records with some of which were in possession of Congress already.
Manafort has provided documentation to both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. One of the documents that were provided are the notes he said he had taken during a June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer.