What Prompted a Paul Manafort Search Warrant?

All About the Manafort Search Warrant

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 5 U.S.C. 552 gives you the right to access the . Generally speaking, the FOIA provides any person the right to request records or information from any federal agency, as per the U.S. Department of State. This means you can request records and/or information on any search warrant conducted by the federal government.

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Who Is Paul Manafort?

Paul Manafort Jr. was born on April 1, 1949, in New Britain, Connecticut, to Antoinette Mary Manafort. Manafort attended Georgetown University, receiving a B.S. in business administration in 1971. In 1974, he went on to receive his J.D. in business administration. Manafort has worked not only as an attorney but also as a political consultant and lobbyist.

He primarily worked for and/or aided politicians within the Republican Party, serving as an advisor for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and eventually Donald J. Trump. In their presidential campaigns, he advised both George H. W. Bush (1988) and Bob Dole (1996). Between June and August 2016, Manafort chaired the Trump presidential campaign, a role that ultimately led to the .

What Prompted a Paul Manafort Search Warrant?

On June 9, 2016, Paul Manafort, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, his son Donald Trump Jr, and several others participated in a meeting at Trump Tower with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. This meeting was in response to a promise to Trump Jr. that the Kremlin-linked attorney had damaging intel on Hillary Clinton.

Initially, Trump Jr. claimed the meeting with Veselnitskaya was about the Magnitsky Act (the Russian ban on international adoptions) and had nothing to do with Mrs. Clinton. Later on, Trump Jr. claimed Veselnitskaya had used the offer of information about Clinton as merely a pretext for her real agenda — overturning the Magnitsky Act if Trump Sr. was elected.

What Was in the Manafort Search Warrant?

On July 26, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia filed an application for a search warrant of Manafort's premises. The search warrant was looking for items that relate to

  1. Violations of 31 U.S.C. §§ 5314,5322(a) (Mure to file a report of foreign bank and financial accounts);
  2. 22 U.S.C. § 611, et seq. (foreign agents registration act); 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1) (filing a false tax return);
  3. 18 U.S.C, § 1014 (fraud in connection with the extension of credit)
  4. 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341,1343, and 1349 (mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit these offenses);
  5. 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956 and 1957 (money laundering and money laundering conspiracy); 52 U.S.C. §§ 30121(a)(1)(A) and (a)(2) (foreign national contributions);
  6. 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 2 (conspiracy, aiding and abetting, and attempt to commit such offenses) (collectively, the "Subject Offenses"), occurring on or after January 1, 2006.

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