FBI agents raided Trump's former campaign manager's home

Paul Manafort

While the White House has downplayed the meeting as insignificant and said nothing came of it, critics said it indicated the campaign's willingness to consider cooperating with Russia. It was a raid in that it was before dawn and an unannounced enforcement of a search warrant as part of the investigation into Russian election meddling, and Manafort was reportedly fully cooperative. NBC has reported federal investigators have subpoenaed records related to a $3.5 million mortgage Manafort took out on his home in the Hamptons. He has also cooperated with congressional committees investigating the election interference.

During his Senate Intelligence Committee interview, Manafort provided his recollection of the meeting and turned over contemporaneous notes he took during the gathering. And that's a very scary place to be if you are the President of the United States. "You work those people so you can get to those you want to get to: the people at the top".

US intelligence agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a covert effort to hurt Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential effort last year and boost Trump's chances of winning.

As Trump leads the nation into what may become a nuclear confrontation with North Korea, Americans are growing increasingly more worried that his election and administration are largely influenced by a hostile foreign power.The Resident's penchant for dishonesty and deception has many also concerned that he could escalate military tension to distract from crimes that may be revealed in the course of the ongoing investigations. It is fair to worry about such an outcome, and we must remember that we are far from knowing the full truth about what happened in 2016.

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Meanwhile, the Judiciary Committee said Wednesday it has also received about 250 pages of documents from Trump Jr. and about 20,000 pages from the Trump campaign.

The move to a firm with specific expertise in international tax cases signals that Manafort expects Mueller to focus on his foreign financial entanglements.

Trump is said to be at risk of obstruction of justice charges, surrounding the President's firing of ex-FBI director James Comey - who was heading the Justice Department's Russia probe. Brown declined to comment in a text message. "I was surprised to see it".

The committee had asked for all records regarding any attempts or interest in obtaining information about Clinton from Russian government or affiliated sources, including the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. Manafort has been associated with at least 15 bank accounts and 10 companies in Cyprus, dating back to 2007, NBC reported in March. Trump appears to be breaking new ground in this area as well. If Robert Mueller's team is investigating Trump-Russia connections, they're not going to stop at some low-level Trump associate. Kian has not responded to multiple attempts to contact him over several months. The committee initially called for them to testify publicly, but lawmakers have since said they were negotiating the terms of their appearances.

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