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FBI searches home of Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman

WASHINGTON — The FBI searched the home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in July as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election.

Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed on Wednesday that agents had searched the home of the former campaign chairman.

“FBI agents executed a search warrant at one of Mr. Manafort’s residences,’’ Maloni said. “Mr. Manafort has consistently cooperated with law enforcement and other serious inquiries and did so on this occasion as well.”

Seems like special counsel Robert Mueller is moving ahead with the investigation of possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign with the impaneling of a grand jury. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more. Buzz60

The raid, first reported by the Washington Post, targeted documents and other materials as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between Trump associates and Russians who sought to influence the presidential election.

Mueller’s office declined to comment on the raid.

The pre-dawn raid took place at Manafort’s Virginia home July 26, the day after Manafort provided testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session.

Manafort had been scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the day of the raid before striking a deal to avoid that appearance.

Documents seized during the raid included information Manafort had already provided to the congressional committees, the Post reported.

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