Office of Longtime Trump Attorney Raided by FBI – Report

Office of Longtime Trump Attorney Raided by FBI – Report
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The office of Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s longtime attorney, was raided Monday, the New York Times reported.

According to the publication, FBI agents seized several documents including some related to the $130,000 payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

“Today the US 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,” Stephen Ryan, Cohen’s lawyer told the Times. “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.”

Ryan later remarked that the raid was “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”

Agents also collected emails, tax documents and business records.

Speaking to CNBC on the matter, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House has no comment on the raid.