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Mueller obtained a new search warrant against Manafort last month, and it could signal a huge shift in the Russia investigation

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The special counsel Robert Mueller obtained a new search warrant against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort less than a month ago, according to court documents filed on Thursday.

Mueller’s office made the revelation in an opposition it filed to Manafort’s recent motion to compel the government to turn over un-redacted versions of search and seizure warrants it had obtained against him. Mueller’s office said that after Manafort first raised the issue, the US government gave the defense copies of six affidavits — three of them had no redactions, and the other three had minimal redactions.

Per the court filing, the special counsel also obtained a new search warrant in the Manafort case less than one month ago, on March 9. It turned over a redacted copy of the warrant to the defense on Wednesday.

But Mueller’s office also made another notable disclosure.

Four out of the seven affidavits that have been produced for the defense were redacted because they contained information regarding “ongoing investigations that are not the subject of the current prosecutions involving Manafort.” The most recent warrant has more “substantial redactions” than the other three.

Manafort has been charged with dozens of counts related to financial crimes and conspiracy against the US. The charges against Manafort so far deal primarily with his lobbying work for pro-Russia interests in Ukraine and former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Based on Thursday’s court filing, Mueller has found evidence of wrongdoing in the Manafort case that is not limited to his consulting work in Ukraine.

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