[Ed. – What do they hope to find?]
Federal authorities executed a search warrant on a home in Virginia belonging to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the last two weeks, ABC News has learned. Sources told ABC News the search warrant, issued by the FBI, stems from the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
A spokesperson for Manafort confirmed the warrant to ABC News and said in a statement, “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.”
Just last month, Manafort registered as a foreign agent for his past work on behalf of Ukraine, his spokesperson confirmed at the time to ABC News. He resigned from the Trump campaign last August amid questions about his foreign business ties.
Manafort and the president’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., have started handing over documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee in compliance with the panel’s investigation into possible Russian election interference.