After successfully irritating President Trump earlier this week, Connecticut senator Richard Blumenthal is now taking aim at Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
Following the recent revelation that the FBI raided Manafort’s home in late July, Blumenthal issued a statement arguing that the raid made it clear that Manafort is suspected of criminal actions.
“Apparently there is now no question of clear evidence connecting Paul Manafort to some criminal wrong doing,” Blumenthal’s statement read. “This highly significant step reaffirms the reasons that I first urged the appointment of a Special Counsel with the power to execute such investigative measures and bring criminal charges and redoubles my determination to protect this investigation from political interference.”
The raid on Manafort’s home was widely seen as an expansion of the Russian investigation, and as evidence that special counsel Robert Mueller is using wider authority to subpoena evidence.
Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Blumenthal: FBI Raid Proves Manafort’s Criminal Ties