It’s becoming more clear than ever that the investigation into alleged collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia is running at full steam.
In a huge new development, on July 26, after a meeting with staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee, FBI agents working with special counsel Robert Mueller were sent to raid the home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
According to the Washington Post:
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.
“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.
It could also have been intended to send a message to President Trump’s former campaign chairman that he should not expect gentle treatment or legal courtesies from Mueller’s team.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 9, 2017
Apparently, the documents seized included ones that were already given, but it’s clear that there’s a deep mistrust, and that wouldn’t be for no apparent reason.
It’s clear Mueller means business and isn’t treating this as any run of the mill investigation. After all, this is about the potential collusion of a foreign adversary with the campaign who ultimately ended up winning the White House.
Keep in mind, this isn’t political as much as Republicans and conservative pundits would like you to believe that. Robert Mueller was appointed by George W. Bush. He’s not exactly a liberal hero. However, if he’s able to prove collusion, he’ll be an American hero.