Trump 'very surprised' by FBI Manafort raid, saying it sends 'strong signal'
Donald Trump has expressed surprise at the FBI’s raid and search of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s home as part of the Russia investigation – saying it sends “a very strong signal”. The raid was carried out by investigators working as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and any potential ties to the Trump campaign. “I thought [the raid] was a very, very strong signal, or whatever,” Mr Trump told reporters during a working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey.
30 October, 2017 White House punts on key Mueller questions President Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Sanders, ducked questions about the charges against Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos, as well as key questions about Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
9 August, 2017 Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort's home raided in Russia probe FBI agents seized documents in a raid on a home of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort last month as the explosive probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election gains pace. A Manafort spokesman confirmed the raid, which the Washington Po...