Mueller has over 100,000 pages of financial records for Manafort case


Special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained more than 100,000 pages of financial records as part of the case against President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE‘s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Richard Gates, according to court filings on Friday.

Manafort and Gates were charged last month with money laundering and tax fraud. Court filings on Friday indicate that Mueller’s team expects to share hundreds of thousands of documents pertinent to the case, including the financial records, with defense attorneys by Monday.

Some of the records came from Manafort’s tax preparer, which “were identified by the government as particularly relevant.” Others include emails, corporate records and vendor records deemed pertinent to the case.

The court filings also revealed that Mueller has issued 15 search warrants related to the case against Manafort, and has targeted bank accounts in the Grenadines, Cyprus and Saint Vincent believed to be used by the former Trump aide.

In total, the court filings revealed that more than 400,000 documents and 36 electronic devices have been seized so far by Mueller’s team in relation to the case against Manafort and Gates.

Earlier this week, prosecutors accused Manafort of violating the terms of his bail agreement by working on an op-ed with an operative tied to the Kremlin that was set to run in a Ukraine publication.

“The editorial clearly was undertaken to influence the public’s opinion of defendant Manafort, or else there would be no reason to seek its publication (much less for Manafort and his long-time associate to ghostwrite it in another’s name),” prosecutors argued.

Manafort has denied attempting to violate his bail agreement, and maintains that he did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

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