FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair’s home

The FBI conducted a predawn raid on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s Alexandria, Va., home two weeks ago, seizing tax and banking records that in some cases had been provided to a Senate committee.

The Washington Post reported that agents executed a “wide-ranging” search warrant in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and took various records. A Manafort spokesman confirmed the July 26 search and said Manafort was cooperative.

“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 Post reported.

But… Was Mueller raid on Manafort home an intimidation stunt?

  • Alain

    This is really looking more and more like a banana republic, because it is the kind of mockery of justice and rule of law one finds there.

    • Gary

      This was how Martha Stewart ended up in Jail.
      But how odd that James Comey’s FBI made an appointment to visit Hillary Clinton at home while we now know that few notes were taken to trap her in her lies.

  • andycanuck

    Didn’t the RCMP do this to Mike Duffy too? (Although the incident in my mind’s eye might be Obama/Hillary arresting the Mo film videographer after inviting all the news media to photograph/video it.)

    • Alain

      Yes, they did do it to Mike Duffy, and prior to that I recall EC using the RCMP to raid the HQ of the CPC. Nothing illegal was found in either case.

      • andycanuck

        Ah, it was the CPC “raid” that I was remembering in particular. Thanks.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The FBI I bet will try to arrest the President. We’re heading into Civil War territory here.

    • No – Congress will be used to try and depose Trump, if it gets that far.

  • In the chess game opposing Trump and the liberal establishment, the appointment of Mueller was a very wrong move. This guy is a loose anti-Trump cannon, with full powers to harm and destroy.