Special counsel Mueller confirms FBI raid of Paul Manafort sought records from June 2016 Trump Tower meeting
Special counsel Robert Mueller and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, composite image.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has confirmed that a July 26, 2017 warrant executed against Paul Manafort sought records from the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting attended by the onetime Donald Trump campaign chairman, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton and multiple interested parties.

The filing comes as part of a 23-page memorandum in opposition drafted to rebuke Manafort’s motion to suppress evidence from that search.

According to the special counsel filing, the raid sought records on “11 specific categories of records,” including documents pertaining to that Trump Tower meeting, “any and all financial records for” Manafort and his co-defendant Rick Gates, “any and all federal and state tax documents,” correspondence with foreign banks or financial institutions and “evidence indicating Manafort’s state of mind as it relates to the crimes under investigation.

As USA Today’s Brad Heath notes, “Mueller's office says all of the categories of information listed in the warrant, including info on the Trump Tower meeting, ‘must relate to the criminal offenses listed alongside those categories.’”

Read the full filing here.