FBI Agents Searched Former Trump Campaign Chair’s Home

FILE - In this July 17, 2016, file photo, then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

WASHINGTON -- A spokesman for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, says that FBI agents served a search warrant at one of his homes.

Spokesman Jason Maloni says that Manafort cooperated with the agents as he has "consistently" done.

Manafort has been a subject of a longstanding FBI investigation into his dealings in Ukraine and work for the country's former president, Viktor Yanukovych. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is also investigating Manafort as part of his probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and any possible collusion with Trump associates.

Manafort has denied any wrongdoing. He has also cooperated with congressional committees investigating the election interference. Manafort has turned over documents to the intelligence and judiciary committees in the Senate. Manafort led the Trump campaign for several months.

By CHAD DAY - Aug 9, 10:39 AM EDTAP

 

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