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Federal judge strikes down Manafort motion to suppress evidence

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US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson struck down a motion from Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, to suppress evidence obtained against him following the FBI's search of a storage locker belonging to his consulting firm. Another key pillar of Manafort's lawyers' argument to suppress evidence was that the warrant itself was too broad and amounted to a carte blanche in violation of Manafort's Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. Jackson on Thursday struck down that argument as well, writing that the warrant specifically instructed FBI agents to look for evidence related to the criminal activity Manafort is alleged to have engaged in according to the affidavit.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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