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Red Dawn: Robert Mueller Sends Chilling Message to President Trump With FBI Raid on Manafort

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:57
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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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Robert Mueller has drawn first blood as it’s revealed today that the FBI conducted a pre-dawn raid of Paul Manafort’s home to seize documents and computers. The main message that this sends in general is to put the entire Trump administration on notice. The message that it sends in particular is to tell President Trump that if it’s possible, they aim to bring him down by any and all means possible. 

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.

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.

FBI agents raided home of Paul Manafort

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.

The documents included materials Manafort had already provided to Congress, said people familiar with the search. “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.

Josh Stueve, spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment, as did Reginald Brown, an attorney for Manafort.

“Mr. Manafort has consistently cooperated with law enforcement and other serious inquiries and did so on this occasion as well,” said Maloni, the spokesman for Manafort.

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’s allies fear that Mueller hopes to build a case against Manafort unrelated to the 2016 campaign, in hopes that the former campaign operative would provide information against others in Trump’s inner circle in exchange for lessening his own legal exposure.

The significance of the records seized from Manafort’s apartment is unclear.

Manafort has 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.

Emails show Trump Jr. took the meeting and invited Manafort after he was promised the lawyer would deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to assist his father’s campaign. source

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  • wiseoldlady

    Gee….why haven’t they done this with Hillary, Huma, Holder, or any of the other miscreants. Oh, that’s right, only Trump is the bad guy….only he needs to be destroyed….not the actual criminals. RNGAHs.

  • diane

    This is so disturbing to see how they can twist lies, creating a fake story about our President and his team. Our country is in deep trouble this is only the beginning. President Trump has tremendous courage.

    • harry

      Well said diane!

  • truther357

    Was President Trumps new FBI director heading this raid? Let’s say he could have prevented it and sent them to the home where real criminals live ( you know,,the ones that had people killed ) Bill & Killary, Comey, Rice, Lynch, Obama, Holder, Muller.. Never really trusted this new FBI director.. sounds like We have another Comey Democrat!
    Got to go..mozilla firefox keeps shutting down.. they have a real problem!

  • Anonymous

    Robert Mueller compared to Karl Childers –

    In all fairness, the Russian method of disinfo is comparable to:
    problem -> reaction -> solution

    I think, problematic leftists have been blamed on the Communists, at least, since the McCarthy era.

    But, why not the reactionaries.

    The solution has been along the lines of acculturation. No social identity being important, besides affiliation with the state. Is that not the party line?

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