A personal assistant to Paul Manafort granted an FBI agent access to a storage locker in Virginia, allowing the government to secure evidence that President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is trying to suppress, according to testimony Friday in a federal court hearing.
FBI special agent Jeff Pfeiffer made the disclosure at a hearing to consider whether evidence from the locker and a separate search of Manafort’s home, both in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Alexandria, could be used in a trial set for July.
In Friday’s hearing, Pfeiffer testified that Manafort assistant Alex Trusko told him he had moved records from Manafort’s residence into the storage unit. Pfeiffer described Trusko as a person who “ran various errands and also drove Mr. Manafort around.”
The FBI reportedly acted after being tipped off by reporters about the storage locker’s existence.