Mueller Just Had The FBI Raid Trump’s Attorney’s Office, Trump Is Screwed
The FBI on Monday raided the office of Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and seized records related to several topics and that includes payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, according to the New York Times. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained a search warrant after receiving a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen’s lawyer called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” He forgot to add “scary.”
According to the report, the search may not be directly related to Mueller’s investigation, but it appears more likely to have come from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York.
“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,” said Stephen Ryan, Cohen’s 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.”
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has claimed she had an extramarital affair with Trump and was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about it. Cohen said that he made the payment to Daniels out of his own pocket, and in recent days, Trump denied that he knew anything about it. But, that might make the contract null and void and Trump did not sign it in the allocated space on the NDA.
The records the FBI seized from Cohen’s office include communications between Trump and Cohen, emails, tax documents and business records. The FBI executed the warrants on at least three locations: office, home, and his hotel room.
Trump is going to throw a major Twitter tantrum. The former reality show star has insisted that the Russia investigation is ‘fake’ and that he did not know about the NDA which has a space for his signature.
Daniels alleges she had a sexual affair with Trump in 2006, just months after his wife, Melania, gave birth to their son.