Manafort faces new money laundering probe: report
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President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortWebb: Questions for Robert Mueller Top Mueller prosecutor Zainab Ahmad joins law firm Gibson Dunn Russian oligarch's story could spell trouble for Team Mueller MORE is facing a new probe into possible money laundering, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Sources told the newspaper that the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is now pursuing an investigation into Manafort, adding to state and federal probes relating to the former Trump aide.


The investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is being done in collaboration with special counsel Robert Mueller’s own probe into possible laundering by Manafort, according to the report.

Manafort’s spokesman declined to comment on the new probe to the newspaper.

Manafort was already facing both state and federal probes for money laundering. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) has also teamed up with Mueller to investigate Manafort.

The report of the new investigation comes after Trump reportedly interviewed at least two of the candidates for U.S. attorney positions in New York, including for the office that is overseeing the new Manafort probe.