Trump 'very surprised' by FBI Manfort raid, saying it sends 'strong signal'

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Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni told Politico, "Mr. Manafort is in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller & Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation".

"I thought it was a very, very strong signal or whatever".

Trump said August 10 that there was no bad blood between him and his attorney general, saying of his relationship with Sessions, "is what it is".

Asked if "Mueller should be able to investigate whether Donald Trump had any financial dealings with Russia,"70 percent of Americans said he should be able to, while only 25 percent agreed with Trump that his finances should be out of bounds". I thought it was a very - you know - they do that very seldom.

Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller was a partner at WilmerHale before he was he was appointed to lead the Russian Federation probe in May. "Haven't spoken to him for a long time, but I know him". "I'm very proud of what we've done at the border".

Trump, speaking to reporters at his Bedminster N.J., club after a meeting with advisors Thursday, once again insisted that there had been no collusion between his campaign and Russian leaders, but cooled his fiery rhetoric attacking Mueller and Atty. Gen. "We have an investigation of something that never took place".

The previous day, Mr Manafort had met Senate Intelligence Committee staff, the newspaper reported.

Trump called Manafort a "decent man" but suggested that he probably made money from consultants "all over the place". He has also incorporated other pending investigations into people close to Trump including Manafort, who has been a subject of a longstanding FBI kleptocracy investigation focused on Ukraine.

Turley is not the first political commentator to draw a comparison between the Trump White House and the gory HBO series, as former presidential Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore had a similar observation.

"I don't think it was helpful for his attorney to criticize the raid on Manafort", Turley added.

"I don't know, but I thought it was pretty tough stuff to wake him up, perhaps his family was there".

And sure, the investigation into his administration's ties to Russian Federation remains ongoing, and it's true that the probe appears to be gaining momentum since the special counsel impanelled a grand jury.

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