Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team is reportedly targeting President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort for crimes that took place as far back as 11 years ago, CNN reported Tuesday.
CNN reports that the FBI’s warrant for a July search of Manafort’s Alexandria, Virginia, home revealed that the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation.
According to CNN:
The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller’s team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates. Manafort, who has been the subject of an FBI investigation for three years, has emerged as a focal point for Mueller.
The search, an unusually hard-nosed tactic in a probe that centers on possible tax and financial crimes, began before dawn as Manafort and his wife lay in bed, according to sources briefed on the matter. FBI agents entered with guns drawn and insisted on searching Kathleen Manafort for weapons, a standard part of FBI searches but a jarring event for the Manaforts, the sources said.