Federal Bureau of Investigation searches Trump's campaign director, Manafort's home

President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to say his support is stronger than ever

Manafort, however, complied with law enforcement officers.

The documents reportedly include notes Manafort took while attending the highly-scrutinized meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016.

The Washington Post cites only one source - an adviser apparently close to both the White House and Manafort - in its report on the raid, and Manafort's spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed the search warrant.

Manafort managed Trump's campaign until he was forced to resign in August amid reports that he was under investigation over millions of dollars he was allegedly paid by the pro-Russia former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Manafort joined Trump's campaign at a pivotal moment during the election primaries in March 2016.

Federal authorities executed a search warrant on a home in Virginia belonging to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the last two weeks, ABC News has learned.

Federal agents are said to have seized files and other material on 26 July, a day after Mr Manafort voluntarily met the Senate Intelligence Committee.

A Washington-based defense lawyer with a client caught in the Russian Federation probe said Mueller may also want to turn Manafort into a cooperative witness, something the former campaign manager's representatives had previously said wasn't happening. Last week, Mueller drew attention to the investigation when he impaneled a grand jury in Washington, D.C.

On Aug. 2, both Manafort and Trump Jr. turned over roughly 650 documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Russian Federation probe, Bloomberg reports.

That meeting, held at Trump Tower in NY, was described to Mr Trump Jr in emails as part of a Russian government effort to help the Trump campaign by passing along information that could be used against Democrat Hillary Clinton. "Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials".

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