Mueller Obtains New Search Warrant on Paul Manafort “Relating to Ongoing Investigations” That Are NOT the Subject of Current Prosecutions

According to a new court filing, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained a new search warrant on Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort in March of this year relating to ongoing investigations that are not the subject of either of the current prosecutions.

Brad Heath, investigative reporter covering law and justice for USA Today revealed Mueller has recent search warrants on Paul Manafort “relating to ongoing investigations that are not the subject of either of the current prosecutions involving Manafort.”

What are these search warrants for if not for the subject of either of the ongoing prosecutions?

Brad Heath reported in a tweet thread:

“Mueller’s investigators are *still* getting search warrants on Manafort. This year, it requested a warrant for information on five AT&T telephone numbers.”

“News: Mueller’s office obtained search warrants on ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as recently as March “relating to ongoing investigations that are not the subject of either of the current prosecutions involving Manafort.””

“Here’s a partial list of the warrants that DOJ filed as an exhibit tonight. They’re all still sealed.”

“If Mueller’s ongoing investigation of Manafort is “not the subject of either of the current prosecutions” – which allege money laundering and other things related to his Ukraine work – what might they be? As of Aug., Mueller was authorized to investigate two Manafort issues:”

“It’s possible there were other Manafort bullet points buried in that memo. Most of it was redacted.”

“Mueller’s office executed a bunch of search warrants related to Manafort. But it suggests here that only six were for searches of his stuff (things for which he had property or possessory rights).”

“Based on the case number, this one, obtained this year, looks to be a Stored Communications Act warrant.”

“Also recall that the FBI was still reading Manafort’s emails in the fall after he was indicted and put on house arrest.” (

Attorney Robert Barnes weighed in on the new Mueller filing:

Read the 5 page filing here.

An August 2017 memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Special Counsel Robert Mueller surfaced late Monday evening in a court filing. Mueller used the memo to defend his scope of the investigation against a recent motion Manafort filed to dismiss his case.

In the heavily redacted memo, Robert Mueller admits Rosenstein’s order appointing him to Special Counsel was intentionally vague.

“This violates the special counsel law that requires a specific statement of facts to be investigated,” says Attorney Gregg Jarrett.

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