The Latest: FBI agents search Manafort home in Virginia
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign (all times EDT):
FBI agents looking for financial documents have searched one of the homes of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni says FBI agents obtained a warrant and searched one of Manafort’s homes.
The Associated Press has learned the warrant for the search on July 26 at Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, sought information including tax documents and banking records. The Washington Post first reported the raid.
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. That probe has been swept into the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
A research firm tied to a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump is turning over thousands of pages of documents to a congressional committee.
That’s according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the arrangement had not yet been publicly announced.
The firm, Fusion GPS, was turning over records Wednesday in response to a request from the Senate Judiciary Committee. The panel is one of several investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The firm hired a British intelligence officer who compiled a dossier of allegations involving Trump and his ties to Russia.
The committee also plans to hear privately from Glenn Simpson, a co-founder of the firm.
Donald Trump Jr. has turned over 250 pages of records to a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The Senate Judiciary Committee says it received the records Friday from Trump’s oldest son, and received 20,000 pages two days earlier from the Trump campaign.
The content of the documents was not immediately clear, though Trump Jr. helped arrange a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is of interest to investigators.
The committee is one of several congressional panels investigating potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Committee leaders have been in talks with Trump Jr. and committee chairman Paul Manafort about private interviews. The committee initially called for them to testify publicly, but lawmakers have since said they were negotiating the terms of their appearances.
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.