// 8/13/17 //
The FBI raided the home of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, in connection with Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia probe (WaPo; NYT).
- Alex Whiting outlines what the FBI search may mean for the status of the Russia investigation at Just Security.
- The raid of former Trump advisor Paul Manafort’s home suggests that Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation had probable cause to believe the search would uncover time-sensitive evidence of a crime, argues Julian Sanchez on Just Security.
- The President claims the raid was “pretty tough stuff.” (Politico)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House for documents related to Michael Flynn (The Hill).
The question of whether a sitting president can be criminally indicted has serious implications beyond indictment, writes Ryan Goodman at Just Security.
President Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the U.S. money, after President Putin’s decision to expel a significant number of State Department staff from Russia (NYT, WaPo, Politico).