Prominent conservative radio host Ben Ferguson on Wednesday said he was "exiled" from Donald Trump's campaign after he expressed concern over the on-boarding of former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Trump's lawyers have been building what amounts to an opposition research file on Robert Mueller, the head of the special counsel investigation, and the rest of his team.
The use of a search warrant indicates that law enforcement officials have convinced a judge that there is probable cause to believe a crime may have been committed. Trump has said Mueller should limit the investigation to only the events of the 2016 campaign. He has also cooperated with congressional committees investigating the election interference.
Manafort's spokesman, Jason Maloni, declared last month that Manafort was not a "cooperating witness" - a legal term for someone who agrees to provide evidence and testimony to prosecutors. While others have targeted prominent sites like the Eiffel Tower, Wednesday's attack hit the leafy, relatively affluent suburb of Levallois-Perret that is home to France's main intelligence service, the DGSI, and its counterterrorism service.
Manafort worked for years as a political consultant advising the pro-Russian Party of Regions and its leader, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
President Donald Trump has a lot to say about the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 campaign.
It was the latest of several attacks targeting security forces guarding France over the past year. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters last week that he wants to know if Russians paid for the dossier.
He also has been in talks with them about testifying publicly.
By the time Mueller inherited the New York investigation, it extended well beyond the Manafort-Firtash relationship, according to a person briefed on the special counsel's probe. Brown declined to comment in a text message. "You have to be very specific".
Information for this article was contributed by Carol D. Leonnig, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman, Philip Rucker, Matt Zapotosky and Julie Tate of The Washington Post; by Michael S. Schmidt and Adam Goldman of The New York Times; by Chad Day and Eric Tucker of The Associated Press; and by Steven T. Dennis of Bloomberg News.