Mueller seized Manafort's bank accounts and issued new taps on 5 phones
Special counsel Robert Mueller on CNN (screen capture)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller moved to seized bank accounts one day prior to the indictment of Paul Manafort and sought phone taps on five new phones, Politico reported late Thursday.


The news was discovered in recent warrants prosecutors submitted in federal court. The move came after Manafort's defense attorneys criticized the government for withholding too many details about how warrants were obtained.

The five phone numbers were all on AT&T, according to prosecutors. Thought they would not give details about who.

Muller and his team have been moving forward with their investigations, despite the indictment for Manafort, documents reveal.

Information about the searches have been withheld from Manafort and his legal team because it reveals identities of informants, prosecutors told Politico. It can also relate "to ongoing investigations that are not the subject of either of the current prosecutions involving Manafort."

The story is developing...