Manafort drops Mueller's old law firm for one specializing in financial crimes

Lucy Bush
August 13, 2017

A spokesman for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, says that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents served a search warrant at one of his homes.

President Trump said Thursday that he hasn't given any thought to firing Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russian Federation investigation that Trump has described as a "witch hunt".

The senators also asked the Trump campaign for a wide range of records pertaining to Russian meddling in the elections, such as any campaign contacts with or about a number of senior Russian officials, such as the former Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak.

Mueller is reportely probing whether President Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI head James Comey
Mueller is reportely probing whether President Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI head James Comey

Trump has long derided Mueller's probe, calling it a "witch hunt" and suggesting his team is "biased".

Law firm WilmerHale had been speaking on Manafort's behalf to investigators, but that relationship has ended, Maloni said.

Trump on Thursday shared his reaction to the raid, saying he "thought it was a very, very strong signal, or whatever" by prosecutors and that he was surprised they took such a step because it is something they "very seldom" do.

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The Shake It Off and I Knew You Were Trouble singer, however, later complained and Mr Dent confronted Mr Mueller at the event. She is seeking a symbolic $1, saying she wants to serve as an example to other women who have been assaulted.

In an email sent to a Wall Street Journal reporter, Trump's lead defense lawyer, John Dowd, slammed the raid as a "gross abuse" conducted only for "shock value". Given the scope, Mueller's team could find widespread criminality in Manafort's past, but to what end?

"We don't engage in fishing expeditions", Rosenstein told Fox Sunday, using a phrase for an investigation that doesn't stick to a stated goal but hopes to uncover incriminating information.

Manafort has been a subject of a longstanding FBI investigation into his foreign dealings. I think that's pretty tough stuff, ' Trump said.

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Long-time political consultant and lobbyist Paul Manafort is being investigated for money laundering and has been targeted as someone who might testify against former colleagues, said two people familiar with the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe.

"If you want to get to the roots of collusion, to the roots of Trump's relationship with Russian Federation, they don't start with Putin, and certainly don't start with the 2016 campaign", Gunitsky said. "I did not want to make her relive this moment over and over again", Andrea Swift said.

Manafort did provide information and documents to those with the Russian Federation investigation, but the raid does suggest the special counsel doesn't trust him to turn over everything.

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