Cops are stepping up their probe into former Trump aide Brad Parscale in the wake of his suicidal meltdown – and they say his wife is 'fully cooperating' with investigators, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
The President's demoted campaign manager, 44, sparked an armed siege last weekend when he barricaded himself inside his waterfront Florida mansion after 'ranting and raving' and cocking a pistol in front of petrified Candice Parscale.
Candice, 41, told responding officers that she had suffered cuts and bruises in a physical altercation with Parscale but tried to walk those comments back Wednesday in coordinated public statements issued by her and her husband.
'The statements I made on Sunday have been misconstrued, let it be clear my husband was not violent towards me that day or any day prior,' she told Politico.
Despite her sudden about-turn, DailyMail.com can reveal the police probe is still active and that officers from the Fort Lauderdale Investigations Bureau visited the couple's home Thursday afternoon, talking with their hired security team for about 20 minutes.
Brad Parscale's wife Candice, 41, is 'fully cooperating' with investigators looking into the former Trump aide after his suicidal meltdown last weekend. The couple are pictured together
DailyMail.com can reveal that the police probe is still active and that officers visited the couple's home Thursday afternoon and spoke with their security
Officers with the Fort Lauderdale Investigations Bureau visited the couple's home Thursday afternoon, talking with their hired security team for about 20 minutes
The bureau investigates everything from domestic abuse to economic crime but would not reveal what aspect of Parscale's behavior officers were looking into
'What is available to release and most important is, Mr. Parscale is being fully cooperative with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department,' a spokeswoman told DailyMail.com
The bureau investigates everything from domestic abuse to economic crime but a force spokeswoman would not reveal what aspect of Parscale's behavior officers were looking into.
'What is available to release and most important is, Mr. Parscale is being fully cooperative with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department,' the spokeswoman said.
Parscale spent around two hours holed up inside his palatial $2.4 property on Sunday afternoon after Candice fled into the street in just her bikini and told a passerby her husband was threatening to shoot himself.
The 6ft 8in college basketball standout was tackled to the ground by a SWAT officer when he finally walked outside, shirtless and swigging a beer, before being committed to a mental health unit under Florida's Baker Act.
He was released Wednesday but has not been seen since, issuing only a brief statement alongside his wife's remarks to say that he was 'stepping away' from his digital advisor role with the Trump campaign due to 'overwhelming stress.'
Parscale had previously been the President's campaign manager but he was demoted in July after a major rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma drew a dismal crowd and left his boss fuming.
Parscale spent around two hours holed up inside home on Sunday afternoon. Parscale is seen moments before SWAT officers tackled him to the ground and had him committed to a hospital
DailyMail.com revealed that Candice was seen screaming and fleeing her home in just her bikini before officers arrived at the scene. Candice told police that her husband had shown increasing signs of stress in recent weeks
Police were called to his palatial $2.4 property after Parscale threatened to harm himself Sunday afternoon
DailyMail.com revealed this week that Parscale was also subject to an internal audit investigating claims he 'stole' as much as $40million from Trump's 2020 re-election campaign and up to $10million from the Republic National Committee.
The President's deputy press secretary Ken Farnaso denied the story, saying: 'There is no investigation, no audit, and there never was.'
But Business Insider reported similarly that Parscale's spending at the campaign was subject to an internal audit into an estimated $10million worth of wasted spending.
The outlet further reported that Parscale had told fellow 2020 staffers and friends that he was under Federal investigation, though it remains unclear whether any such inquiry exists as officials at several law enforcement agencies declined comment.
According to statements made to officers during Sunday's siege and overheard on their bodycam videos, Candice said her husband had been making suicidal comments and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
She claimed she fled the house when he began 'ranting and raving' and cocked a revolver. She wasn't sure if he had fired it or not but reported hearing a loud boom.
When officers asked about injuries to Candice's arms and face she said she suffered them in