FBI search home of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort

FBI search home of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort

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The FBI searched the home of Paul Manafort on 26th July. Manafort is the former chair for US president Trump’s campaign. The search was conducted the day after Manafort’s voluntary Senate Intelligence Committee meeting. The meeting and the search are in connection with the investigation into Russian meddling in the US 2016 election.

This is evidence that he is under plenty of scrutiny. Manafort left the Trump campaign due to his foreign ties, especially his years of work for rich pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians and Russian oligarchs with close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin. He was also a key figure in the meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 that claimed to have damaging information about opponent Hillary Clinton. When the emails surfaced they stated emphatically that this meeting was part of Russia’s attempt to sway the US election. Some of the items seized from Manafort’s home are reported to be notes taken during that meeting.

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