Federal agents raided the home, office, and hotel of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen. The agents reportedly sought documents involved with an October 2016 payment to an pornographic actress. The raid was done at the request of special counsel Robert Mueller. President Trump called the FBI raid “disgraceful.”
Trump — long frustrated by Mueller’s probe, which began looking for evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia — was watching coverage of the events on TV, a White House official told multiple outlets Monday afternoon.
Lawyer Stephen Ryan, who is representing Cohen, called the raid “completely inappropriate and unnecessary” in a statement.
“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,” 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.”