One of Donnie’s closest friends and longtime lawyer Michael Cohen had his home raided earlier today.
According to CNBC, the raid came after federal prosecutors in New York City obtained a search warrant following a referral from special counsel Robert Muller, Cohen’s lawyer told The NY Times.
The raid came after federal prosecutors in New York City obtained a search warrant following a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, Cohen’s lawyer told the New York Times. Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and related issues.
What’s juicy about this is that the Times is also reporting that agency’s have seized records relating to several issues, including a $130,000 payment Cohen says he wrote out to pornstar Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.
Stormy said the money was given her to keep her lips sealed about hooking up with Donnie in 2006. The White House has already denied her claims, and Trump said he had no knowledge of the deal made with Stormy.
Aside from documents related to Stormy, FBI agents also snagged emails, tax documents, and business documents.
Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, said, “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. 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 U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary,” Ryan said.
“It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney-client communications between a lawyer and his clients. 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.”
This story is still developing and we will keep you updated!