Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has entered a dangerous new phase.
He’s executed the next step in the Deep State plot against Trump.
And now he’s closer than ever to ruining Trump for good.
FBI agents executed an early morning search warrant on Paul Manafort’s residence in Virginia on July 26th.
This was one day after he testified behind closed doors to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The Washington Post reports:
“FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The search warrant was wide-ranging and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records.
The raid came as Manafort has been voluntarily producing documents to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. The search warrant indicates investigators may have argued to a federal judge they had reason to believe Manafort could not be trusted to turn over all records in response to a grand jury subpoena.”
The agents collected documents pertaining to Manafort’s foreign bank accounts and tax records.
The New York Times reports this could be the next step in Mueller building a case against Manafort on charges for not properly reporting foreign bank accounts:
“Until now, it was only known that Mr. Manafort was under investigation for his business dealings with his son-in-law, his role in the 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and the Russians and whether his work for the Ukranian government violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The government rarely prosecutes cases related to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and Mr. Manafort’s consulting firm retroactively filed forms with the Justice Department last month to be in compliance with the act.
But the search warrant for the tax and foreign banking records suggests that investigators are looking at criminal charges related to the federal Bank Secrecy Act, which requires Americans to report their foreign banking accounts.”
The Washington Post reports that Manafort’s allies believe the special counsel is building this case against Trump’s former campaign manager in order to use the charges as leverage to strike a deal for a lesser sentence in exchange for flipping on Trump:
“Manafort’s allies fear that Mueller hopes to build a case against Manafort unrelated to the 2016 campaign, in hopes that the former campaign operative would provide information against others in Trump’s inner circle in exchange for lessening his own legal exposure.”
But does Manafort know anything?
There is no evidence of collusion.
And Manafort already testified behind closed doors to Congress.
If there was anything there, it would have already leaked.
Mueller is building a case against Manafort so he can drop an indictment at a politically opportune moment – most likely before the 2018 midterms – so the Democrats can win Congress and proceed with impeachment.
His investigation is not about finding the truth.
It’s about fabricating a reason for Congress to go about forcing Trump from office.
This investigation is a farce and if what Mueller is probing has nothing to do with the election, then it should be shut down.