The FBI conducted an early morning raid at the home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in late July, seizing materials and documents from the house as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.
According to Fox News, the bureau executed a warrant in the early hours of July 26th, searching the former campaign official’s home in northern Virginia for evidence related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of senior Trump aides.
The raid came just hours after Manafort testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on July 25th.
“FBI agents executed a search warrant at one of Mr. Manafort’s residences. Mr. Manafort has consistently cooperated with law enforcement and other serious inquiries and did so on this occasion as well,” said a spokesman for the former campaign chairman.
Inside sources say federal agents were looking for tax documents and other foreign banking records that could shed light on Manafort’s overseas dealings.
The raid comes as special counsel Robert Mueller ratchets up his investigation of Russian meddling in the American election system. The independent prosecutor recently impaneled a grand jury in Washington, D.C., a signal that he intends to move forward with his probe.