BREAKING NEWS! Federal agents have raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen’s office, home and a hotel room he has been staying at and have seized a large amount of documents.
The FBI seized documents related to several issues — including Cohen’s payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, The New York Times added.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York, Fox News reports.
“Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan said. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”
“The decision by the US Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary,” Ryan told Fox News in a statement. “It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his clients.”
Ryan added: “These government tactics are also wrong because Mr. Cohen has cooperated completely with all government entities, including providing thousands of non-privileged documents to the Congress and sitting for depositions under oath.”
Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had sex with Trump once in 2006 and was paid $130,000 by Trump’s personal attorney days before the 2016 presidential election as part of a nondisclosure agreement she is seeking to invalidate.
This is getting out of control and it’s costing us MILLIONS OF DOLLARS!
Meanwhile Hillary Clinton got away with murder.
This is a Russian investigation? What a joke.
This is a developing story; check back for updates.
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