Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is changing legal teams as a federal investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller intensifies, the Gateway Pundit reports.
He will now be represented by Miller & Chevalier, a law firm specializing in international tax cases, replacing lawyer Reginald Brown of Washington-based law firm WilmerHale.
According to a statement from a spokesperson: “Mr. Manafort is in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller & Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation. As of today, WilmerHale no longer represents Mr. Manafort.”
The change comes following last month’s raid by FBI agents into Manafort’s home last and a several financial institutions were issued subpoenas.
The FBI’s warrant sought information including banking records and tax documents as Mueller has been looking into Manafort’s personal finances and consulting work.
President Donald Trump made a comment on federal agents’ raid on Manafort’s home.
“It was pretty tough stuff to wake him up, perhaps his family was there,” the president said. “I think that’s pretty tough stuff.”