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daily 08/09/2017

    • The search also indicates that Manafort may be in a tenuous position with prosecutors. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Renato Mariotti says that the issuing of a warrant is a sign of significant heat from the prosecution and might indicate that Manafort has not “flipped,” or revealed damning evidence about other witnesses. “At this point, he is not on the government’s team, so to speak,” Mariotti said.
    • The decision to call for a search is a highly public and isolating way of seeking out evidence, he added.
    • “This is not something that you do with a cooperative witness.”
    • If prosecutors suspect that a witness is not producing subpoenaed documents in their entirety, or that they are altering or even destroying requested documents, a search warrant can provide a solution.
    • A search could also circumvent a witness pleading the Fifth Amendment to keep from procuring documents for a subpoena.
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      <!– react-text: 254 –>The act of carrying out a search on a witness is a powerful psychological tool that can prompt a witness to become more forthcoming or name more targets

    • “Nothing concentrates the mind of a target more than a pre-dawn unannounced raid on his home.”

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