WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents raided the home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort late last month as part of a widening probe into allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 US election, media reported on Wednesday.
The agents appeared at Manafort’s home without warning before dawn on July 26 and used a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, the Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the investigation.
A spokesperson for Manafort confirmed the report in a statement, saying Manafort has consistently cooperated with law enforcement officials and did so when agents raided his home as well.
The raid took place just one day after Manafort met voluntarily with staff for the US Senate Intelligence Committee and began handing over documents related to the Russia probe.
The significance of the records seized by FBI agents working with special counsel Robert Mueller was unclear, the report said.
Mueller, an ex-director of the FBI, is leading an independent inquiry into Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 US election and reported collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Russia has repeatedly denied interfering in the vote, insisting that it does not meddle in the internal affairs of other countries.
Trump has also strongly rejected accusations that his campaign colluded with Moscow in the run-up to the election and has called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt.”
FBI CONDUCTED PRE-DAWN RAID ON PAUL MANAFORT’S HOME IN CONNECTION TO RUSSIA KOOK PROBE
WTF is the purpose of this? A pre-dawn raid on Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort?
Are they trying to prove that Manafort is a KGB asset? This appears to be part of a continued effort to nullify the results of the 2016 election.
Let’s review where we are.
There’s been no proof of any crimes committed.
There isn’t even any hard proof that the Russians hacked the Democrat’s e-mail server. And that’s where all this insanity about Russia kookspiracy’s stemmed from.
Why isn’t the FBI raiding John Podesta and all the criminals associated with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? Far more evidence that they committed high crimes.