The news is out. The FBI raid that was conducted on the offices, hotel and home of the republican President Donald J. Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen on the 9th of April 2018 was directed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan. The warrant used to implement the raid listed the charges of bank and wire fraud plus campaign election laws’ violations.
This action was taken to collect data about Mr. Cohen’s legal involvement in buying the president’s paramours’s silence for both the adult star Stormy Daniels and the Playboy model, Karen McDougal. The president allegedly had affairs with these two ladies while he was married around the year 2006 when his wife was pregnant with their child.
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On April 10, 2018, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Tom Winter and Tracey Connor of NBC News penned the following report, “Stormy Daniels cooperating with feds probing Trump’s attorney”
“Adult film actress Stormy Daniels is cooperating with federal investigators looking into a $130,000 payment she received from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, multiple sources familiar with the proceedings told NBC News.”
“Sources told NBC News that the search warrants were executed by the FBI and federal prosecutors in New York in coordination with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.”
“The search of Cohen’s office was not the work of Mueller’s prosecutors but involved a matter his team came across and passed on to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan because it did not fall under the team’s mandate to investigate Russian meddling in the election.”
“Legal sources familiar with the nature of the search said it involved a $130,000 payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, that was facilitated by Cohen shortly before the election.”
“Trump denies the allegations and last week told reporters he was unaware of the payment. Cohen has said the money came from his personal funds and that he was not reimbursed by the campaign or the Trump Organization.”
“And CNN reported the search warrants sought records related to valuable New York City taxi medallions that Cohen owns.”
“Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, said the court-ordered search warrants were “completely inappropriate and unnecessary” and resulted in the seizure of material protected by attorney-client privilege.”
“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,” Ryan said.”