FBI opens investigation into ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort's foreign ties
Paul Manafort speaks to NBC News (screen grab)

The FBI is in the process of  conducting a preliminary investigation into Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort's foreign business connections, reports NBC News.

News of the investigation comes just days after FBI Director James Comey disclosed that investigators are examining a new batch of emails connected to an aide to Hillary Clinton.

Notice of the investigation follows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's criticism of Comey's Clinton letter and where the Democratic senator stated the FBI has "explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government."

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