Politics

Manafort switches lawyers in Russia probe

FILE - In this July 18, 2016 file photo, then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort walks around the convention floor before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. A spokesman for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, says that FBI agents served a search warrant at one of his homes. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Carolyn Kaster/AP/file 2016

Then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort walked around the convention floor before the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has dropped the law firm that was representing him in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni says in a statement that Manafort is no longer represented by Washington law firm WilmerHale. Maloni says Manafort will be represented by Miller & Chevalier. The firm has specific expertise in international tax cases.

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One of Manafort’s homes was recently raided by FBI agents carrying a warrant that sought tax documents and records related to foreign bank accounts.

Manafort had been represented by Reginald Brown of WilmerHale. Brown declined to comment in a text message to The Associated Press.

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