Paul Manafort, the former chair of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was wiretapped by investigators before and after the 2016 election, according to reports Monday evening from CNN.
Manafort is a central figure in the investigation into possible Russian election interference. Manafort attended a June 2016 meeting in Trump tower with a lawyer who claimed to have ties to Moscow. Federal agents raided his home in Virginia in July, where they apparently obtained financial documents.
After the raid, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team warned him to expect an indictment, according to reports from the New York Times.
Investigators apparently received authorization for a wiretap from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court sometime after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation.