Report: FBI Agents Entered Paul Manafort’s Home With Guns Drawn
FBI agents entered former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s Alexandria, Virginia home in July with their guns drawn and searched his wife for weapons, CNN reports.
According to the report, Manafort and his wife were still in bed when agents with a “no-knock” warrant picked the lock to his front door.
In a separate report, The New York Times claims that after entering the Manaforts’ dwelling, agents seized documents, copied computer files, and photographed Manafort’s expensive suits.
Manafort is under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team for allegedly assisting the Russian government in meddling with the 2016 presidential election.
Mueller’s team told Manafort that they plan on charging him with tax and financial crimes, a source told CNN, indicating the scope of Mueller’s probe has moved beyond Russian meddling. (RELATED: Manafort Calls On DOJ To Release His Intercepted Communications With Foreigners)
The FBI’s warrant for the search of Manafort’s home said “the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006,” the CNN report states. (RELATED: Does The Latest Manafort Bombshell Vindicate Trump’s Wiretapping Claims?)