We’ve written before about some of the legal problems with the government’s case against Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Now, the removal of FBI agent Peter Strzok from the Mueller probe could lead to even more problems–specifically as it relates to the case against Paul Manafort.

Recent revelations that Strzok sent anti-Trump messages to another member of the Mueller team will likely be used in motions by Manafort’s defense team who could make hay of them in order to protect their client.

Strzok, according to reports, was the top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert S. Mueller's team. He also headed up the Clinton email investigation. According to The Washington Post, Stzork's departure came one week after news broke that the Mueller team had obtained a search warrant to raid Manafort’s home. Through an older CNN article, we get a bit more of a hint about what specifically the agents may have gathered:

During that raid, Mueller's investigators took documents considered to be covered by attorney-client privilege, sources told CNN. Lawyers representing Manafort at the time warned Mueller's office that their search warrant didn't allow access to attorney materials. The documents in question have now been returned, the sources say.

As the article points out, this certainly brings up concerns as to what exactly was seized, what investigators saw, and who handled the material. You can't "unsee" evidence once you saw it.

"If they (investigators) had any kind of heads up, and they went beyond the scope of the warrant, that could be a problem," Henry Hockeimer, a former federal prosecutor, told Law&Crime.

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