The FBI raided Paul Manafort’s home last month, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, executing a search warrant to seize documents. Agents allegedly entered Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia before dawn on July 26. “The search warrant was wide-ranging, and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records,” the Post reported.
July 26 was the day that the President suddenly decided to announce via Twitter “that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” This announcement caught many within the White House and Department of Defence off guard, and political pundits wondered aloud why the President decided to announce this so suddenly without any consultation.
An obvious distraction by Trump, and according to sources, Trump’s inner circle was shaken by the news of the early morning raid while Manafort and his wife were asleep in bed.
Later in the day on the 26th is when Trump’s actions became even more suspicious. Just hours after the raid was conducted by the FBI on Manafort’s home, the President directly attacked the acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe in a string of two tweets.
JUST IN: FBI agents executed a search warrant at one of Paul Manafort's residences, his spokesperson tells NBC News pic.twitter.com/pF7agDTnEx
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