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Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:44

Paul Manafort searching for a new lawyer amid Mueller probe: source

Written by  Kevin Dugan

Paul Manafort is searching for new legal representation as he faces an intensifying investigation into money-laundering allegations by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, The Post has learned.

Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager, who had his Virginia house raided in late July for financial documents, is looking to add a tax-focused Washington DC firm to his stable of lawyers, a source familiar with Manafort’s plans told The Post.

Paul Manafort is searching for new legal representation as he faces an intensifying investigation into money-laundering allegations by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, The Post has learned.

Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager, who had his Virginia house raided in late July for financial documents, is looking to add a tax-focused Washington DC firm to his stable of lawyers, a source familiar with Manafort’s plans told The Post.

Manafort has primarily been represented by Reginald Brown of WilmerHale — the same DC law firm that employed Mueller until he was appointed special counsel in May to investigate allegations that Trump colluded with Russia to win the election.

The search for a new lawyer also is motivated by a desire to avoid a potential conflict of interest at WilmerHale, and could lead to the firing of Brown, the source said.

Manafort is under investigation by the DOJ, as well as New York AG Eric T. Schneiderman and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr, all of which are probing payments he received for his work for Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s former pro-Putin president, and whether he laundered those funds through his many New York real estate holdings.

The Post first reported the strange story of how Manafort came to acquire a derelict Brooklyn brownstone — and his shady financial connections to son-in-law Jeffrey Yohai, with whom he has a rocky relationship.

The search for a tax-focused law firm stems from the financial nature of the documents collected in last month’s raid, one source said.

A person close to Manafort said he has no concern about Mueller’s connection with WilmerHale. It’s unclear if Brown will continue to work for Manafort, or if he will represent him in a diminished capacity.

Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, declined to comment.

Brown didn’t return calls and an email seeking comment.

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Just meet Mueller on a Tarmac!!! Case closed!!! Remember according to the FBI there has to be INTENT!!!

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It appears that Manafort wasn't quite honest with the FBI, so they went over to his place and picked up some stuff that Manafort now wishes he'd put in a bag, and burned in his back yard.

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Actually, LeeRoy, the attorneys haven't "thrown in with the leftists," the attorneys are leaving the losers. They know that Uncle Sammy is coming down hard on those who were, or are, involved with the Russians. A little treason here, a little money laundering there.

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Good luck with that Paul! It's becoming quite evident the vast majority of attorneys have thrown in with the leftists? Shedding their honesty and integrity to support and defend an ideology of pure evil! That's why the left can commit crimes all they want with zero accountability. When it comes to the law focusing in on them? CRICKETS!!!

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Why aren't you Muelier investigating the democrats that have created these lies again our President. Why are you wasting our tax money in unending investigations that have turned up nothing. Maybe you should be investigated Maybe it is because Obama, Hillary, Soros, and others have something on you, maybe you like the chaos you are causing our nation with all these dead end investigations. You are on a witch hunt, and you need to stop it now, maybe we as Americas should rise up against you and your crew of OB supports and H.C lovers and make sure your all investigated, I'm more then sure we will be going to war, and unfortunately your life style and power will not help you when you get to heaven as you will be held accountable for your actions, and the horrible witch hunt, bribes and deals you have made in order to hurt America. Maybe you are part of the shadow government and still work for Obama...sure hope I'm wrong but sure points in that direction.

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So Murller when are you going to investigate the real serious traitors on the left starting st the top and working down? Obama, Jarrett, Hillary, Bill, Lois Lerner, Podesta, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Huma, Debbie Waserman Schultz, John Brennen and the rest of the CRIMINALS are walking free while you go after bullsh!t made up charges as a favor, or maybe you are being forced because Obama has something on you as you go after the Globalist's worst nightmare because he is working to take back America! Be ready Mueller because Obama might get the civil war he wanted. Too ad he is not in the White House to declare "his" Martial Law!

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Tom Schwander Written by Tom Schwander
August 11, 2017
It comes down to the liberals of the country attempting to turn America into a communist country as they continue in their agenda of first trying to destroy our rights under the constitution. They fully appear to be following the guidelines of the communist playlist including to take over the schools & colleges, disarm citizens, etc. After they accomplish their agenda they will next be working harder on taking away the voting process and installing their person to be "king". And too many people are just sitting on their porches and partaking their "free stuff" as they vote to allow the liberals to destroy America. In the end it might come down to another armed civil war to save our Republic from the communists.

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