President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was surprised by the FBI's pre-dawn raid last month of his former campaign chairman's home, calling the action "pretty tough stuff" but declining to weigh in on whether it was appropriate.
As if this White House doesn't create enough drama on its own, CNN guest Jonathan Turley used the popular HBO drama series Game of Thrones to explain the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on the home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
The raid was carried out by investigators working as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and any potential ties to the Trump campaign.
"Apparently there is now no question of clear evidence connecting Paul Manafort to some criminal wrongdoing", Blumenthal said. "It seems to decimate his claim that he is cooperating with law enforcement".
Sources close to Manafort say he has already provided Congress with extensive documents in response to the requests from multiple committees.
He also said if Mueller probed his family finances that would cross a red line.
The controversial meeting involved Trump's son, other campaign representatives and a Russian lawyer who pledged to have compromising information about Hilary Clinton.
The previous day, Mr Manafort had met Senate Intelligence Committee staff, the newspaper reported. The interview was confined to that meeting. And the senators asked for "all communications" from senior Trump campaign advisers, such as Kushner, Manafort, the President's ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, his attorney Michael Cohen, foreign policy adviser Carter Page and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. "Government is going to kill this guy", Mudd, a staunch critic of Trump, said on "The Lead".
As the investigation on Capitol Hill continues, ABC News has recently reported that the Trump campaign sent more than 20,000 pages of documents to a Congressional committee on August 2, the deadline to submit documents to the committee.