Skip to comments.F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen
Posted on 04/09/2018 1:12:01 PM PDT by Hojczyk
The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trumps longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohens lawyer, who called the search completely inappropriate and unnecessary. The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Muellers investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. Today the U.S. Attorneys 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, said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. 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. Mr. Cohen plays a role in aspects of the special counsels investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also recently said he paid $130,000 to a pornographic-film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. Ms. Clifford is known as Stormy Daniels. Mr. Ryan said Mr. Cohen has cooperated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents to congressional investigators looking into Russian election meddling. The payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.
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Spermy Daniels, Russian spy.
Looks like The Swamp has decided that they want to go the dangerous route of “no more elections” and lots of “voting from the rooftops”...
They can try but they’re never going to find anything worse than a parking ticket unless they make something up. Trump gets a BJ from a slut and this warrants the FBI to raid his lawyer 12 years later? Meanwhile the Clinton crime family is involved in racketeering, espionage, theft, possibly even murder and they are left completely alone? People aren’t stupid, all the deep state is showing is just how insanely corrupt justice is in this country.
And you know full well Sessions knew about this raid.
Has there been ONE repub congress or senator in front of a microphone YET to express their anger and disgust?
Sessions was 100% guaranteed to know about this.
“Looks like The Swamp has decided that they want to go the dangerous route of no more elections and lots of voting from the rooftops”
Bet Pence did too.
Mueller, Rosenstein and Sessions are all a disgrace.
This is more than to embarrass Trump. They’re trying to find some election law violation. If the lawyer did pay her 130K to keep quiet, it could be considered some FEC violation.
Half the country IS that stupid.
It was a Deep State coup from the moment Sessions colluded with Rosenstein to initiate the witch hunt. Schumer predicted it. We’ll see what the TRUST SESSIONS crew has to say if Mueller succeeds.
I was wondering the same thing with Pence.
Who would have told him? Sessions?
There's no point in voting if your Masters refuse to respect the vote.
I'll bet they respect Rule 308, though...
So what? It's not illegal to lie about an affair, or various things surrounding it to the press.
And, last I checked the FBI didn't have a carte blanche to investigate adultery. That's normally the job of the National Enquirer.
So, there has to be some wrong doing alledged here that I'm not understanding.
The Bloomberg article implies it's Russia oriented, but they imply that about everything. And if so: why send it to New York State?
Is there some inherent illegality in giving money to ex-girlfriends? (Regardless of whether it's with or without Trump's knowledge?)
Trump is behaving like an idiot. (Just sayin'!!)
Remember that Clinton could easily have settled the Paula Jones lawsuit (by apologizing!) but refused, leading inevitably to his impeachment.
All Trump (or one of his advisors) has to do is review that case and it becomes obvious that they should have settled by now.
Ok, have it your way! (Say's Mueller)
He makes my skin crawl.
Oh Magoo, youve done it again.
This is the rough equivalent of breaking into Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office.
Sessions hates Trump. He’s probably having a private giggle with his bff, Rosenstein.
>>If he doesnt push back on this, Im done. If Mueller is not fired, its a disgrace. If he doesnt fight, Im not going to fight for him. Im gonna pull up stakes, stock up and quit the political process.<<
Don’t worry because we have been assured by the Sessions cheerleader caucus on here that he is working closely with the President, and any minute now he’s going to indict the entire criminal cabal of Deep Staters. Have faith in Sleepy, he knows what he’s doing!
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