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FBI raids Maryland Republican political consultant's office

12 May 2017, 12:11 | Ignacio Ramos

FBI raids office of GOP consulting firm in Maryland

FBI searches GOP consulting firm in Annapolis

WBAL-TV, a local news station, first reported the raid on in the early afternoon on Thursday.

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation would only confirm that there was a raid of some kind in Annapolis, someone with an Federal Bureau of Investigation backpack was seen leaving the office of Strategic Campaign Group . This firm is known for its pioneering use of technology in political campaigns for GOP candidates nationwide.

The FBI has raided the Annapolis office of Strategic Campaign Group, a Republican fundraising and campaign consulting firm in Maryland, according to several local news outlets.

The Capital Gazette is reporting - at least according to the firm's president, Kelley Rogers - that this raid is tied to the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race.

Cuccinelli later sued SCG and an associated PAC, alleging that it did not do the promised media buys with $2.2 million of donor funds.

The FBI Washington Field Office confirmed that it is conducting a search at a facility on Main Street. She said agents from the office sometimes cross over into other jurisdictions when the entity they are investigating has offices in multiple locations.

The I-Team's calls to the executives for the firm have not yet been returned.

No word yet on whether there is a link between Strategic Campaign Group & former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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