Analysis

Manafort’s Challenge To ‘No-Knock’ Raid Faces Long Odds

Law360, New York (November 14, 2017, 10:38 PM EST) -- The first battle in the government's case against Paul Manafort will center on the unusual "no-knock" raid of the former Trump campaign chairman’s home in July, but his attorneys will have a hard time arguing the special counsel’s team acted in bad faith, despite a few recent rulings striking down aggressive searches.

In fact, special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to seek the rare no-knock warrant to search Manafort’s home at dawn may be one sign his team prepared for just such a challenge, former prosecutors say....
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