Special Counsel Mueller’s underlying reason for the dramatic early morning FBI raid into the home of Trump’s former campaign manager just got exposed.
Indicted former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort is seeking to suppress evidence into the Special Counsel’s raid on his home, and last night, Mueller’s lead prosecutor Andrew Weissmann just filed a revealing written explanation to the court (embedded below).
The Special Counsel’s office explained that they told a judge they were seeking 11 specific categories of records which corresponded to criminal charges.
The specifics of why Mueller’s team raided Paul Manafort completely dispels the President’s big “No Collusion” lie. Law and Crime reports:
In a list of reasons for the raid, Mueller included the following in his Monday night court filing:
“Communications, records, documents, and other files involving any of the attendees of the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, as well as Aras and Amin Agalorov;”
President Trump keeps harping on the lie that his team didn’t collude with Russians, but the very existence of Don Jr.’s meeting proves otherwise.
The meeting, of course, is the one between Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya, who had promised the younger Trump some “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
Mueller’s team had another surprise to reveal about why they specifically decided to raid the home of Trump’s former campaign manager.
One of Paul Manafort’s employees spilled the beans to them about what he did inside his home office.
Another Manafort employee cooperating with the FBI…
The employee gave the bureau information that helped agents secure a search warrant on Manafort's VA condo last summer https://t.co/AYcmziZ5I0 pic.twitter.com/l0mwFbnYf5
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) April 24, 2018
Paul Manafort was one of the attendees at Donald Trump Jr.’s Trump Tower meeting with Veselnitskaya and others. Forty minutes after that fateful meeting, Donald Trump would tweet the issue of Hillary Clinton’s emails for the first time during the campaign.
How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up–and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted? https://t.co/gECLNtQizQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
Before that day in June 2016, nobody proveably knew that the DNC’s servers had been hacked, except for Trump Campaign’s foreign affairs advisor George Papadopolous.
The Special Counsel’s office has played its cards very close to the vest with hardly any information leaking to the public, which is why their court filings are the only source of information to verify prosecutors’ true motives in the Trump Russia probe.
But every time the Special Counsel’s office turns over a card and tells the judge and court what they’re investigating and why, it seems like they’re pulling those cards directly from under the base of the Trump Administration.
One day soon, Donald Trump’s house of cards is bound to collapse under the assault from Special Counsel Mueller’s team, which is methodically collecting proof of their illegal dealings with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Read the Special Counsel’s complete filing here.