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Donald Trump's former campaign chairman's home searched by Federal Bureau of Investigation

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman's home searched by Federal Bureau of Investigation

"Mr. Manafort is in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller & Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation", Manafort's spokesperson told BuzzFeed News in a statement.

WilmerHale also employed Mr. Mueller until he was appointed special counsel in May to investigate allegations that Trump associates colluded with Russian Federation to win the election.

Federal prosecutors have lots of ways to intensify pressure on the people they're investigating, from early morning FBI raids to leaning on relatives of those under government scrutiny.

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And the senators asked for "all communications" from senior Trump campaign advisers, such as Kushner, Manafort, the President's ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, his attorney Michael Cohen, foreign policy adviser Carter Page and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. "I think that's pretty tough stuff".

"If you have a special counsel that may be trying to get leverage over a witness. and make it clear that [they are] all alone, and as Game of Thrones would say - 'winter is coming, '" said Turley while appearing on Anderson Cooper 360.

"I thought [the raid] was a very, very strong signal, or whatever", Mr Trump told reporters during a working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey.

Trump said he has not spoken to the Attorney General Jeff Sessions or the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the raid.

Investigators are looking into accusations of money laundering in an attempt to pressure Manafort into cooperating with the probe into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation, two sources told Reuters. That the investigation isn't a "Witch Hunt" and that Trump and the survival of his presidency are in serious legal jeopardy. "In addition, given the obvious unlawful deficiencies, this extraordinary invasive tool was employed for it shock value to intimidate Mr Manafort", said Dowd.

He took over an investigation run out of the Southern District of NY into whether Manafort laundered money from eastern Europe, as well as a separate probe into his belated registration under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) for his political work in Ukraine.

"I call it 'climbing the ladder, ' " Jeffress said.

According to committee officials, the panel has now received roughly 20,000 pages from the Trump campaign responding to a detailed series of questions posed by the panel last month.


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