President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is employing a different law firm as federal investigators continue to probe whether he had improper ties to Russia.
One day after it became known the FBI conducted a pre-dawn raid of Manafort’s Virginia home last month, Politico reported Thursday that Manafort — who worked for Trump’s presidential campaign from March to August 2016 — is retaining the services of a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C.
Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni told Politico, “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 As of today, WilmerHale no longer represents Mr.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.”
WilmerHale had represented Manafort up to this point during the investigation into whether he colluded with Russia during Trump’s campaign. No evidence has been made public that suggests he had an improper relationship with the Kremlin, although