Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chief, drops legal team

Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chief, drops legal team

Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort alerted authorities to Donald Trump Jr.'s infamous meeting with the Russian lawyer during his father's presidential campaign.

US media reported on Wednesday that Manafort's house was searched in late July for tax documents and foreign banking records as part of the inquiry of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, which has been flatly denied by Moscow.

U.S. media reported that Mueller had impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia's alleged interference in the election on August 3.

The terms "shady" and "sketchy" come up most frequently when senior veterans of Trump's campaign discuss the earlier work done by Manafort, the campaign's former chairman.

Trump has long derided Mueller's probe, calling it a "witch hunt" and suggesting his team is "biased".

Rosenstein said Mueller would have to seek his permission to investigate matters that fall outside his mandate. The spokesman, Jason Maloni, didn't specify who at Miller & Chevalier would represent Manafort, and didn't explain why the political figure.

'I thought it was a very - you know, they do that very seldom, so I was surprised to see it.

As for the president's relationship with Mr. Sessions, whom he described last month as "beleaguered", Mr. Trump was brief.




A person close to Manafort said he has no concern about Mueller's connection with WilmerHale.

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.

You say, "Oh, I'm going to dismiss him".

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

FBI agents showed up at the residence without prior notice before dawn on July 26 searching for assorted documents that might have a bearing on the Russian Federation investigation, the daily said, adding that they did take away certain written materials they found there.

Legal experts said that Mr Mueller might be trying to send a message to Mr Manafort about the severity of the investigation and to pressure him into cooperating.

Manafort did provide information and documents to those with the Russian Federation investigation, but the raid does suggest the special counsel doesn't trust him to turn over everything. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and Manafort also attended.

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