Paul Manafort accuses the FBI of violating his Fourth Amendment rights

Former Trump campaign char Paul Manafort
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Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort late Friday night in court filings accused the FBI of searching his property in violation of Fourth Amendment protections against illicit search and seizure.

Shortly after Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, FBI agents visited a storage locker belonging to Manafort's company. They were given access by an employee who did not have authorization to grant it, Manafort's attorneys allege, and returned the following day to take files wielding a warrant secured using information based on that initial access.

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