Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s home, hotel & office were raided by the FBI on Monday

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I tend to go in and out of paying attention to the fiery trash heap of America. Some weeks, I barely watch the news, and some weeks I’m reading everything and watching everything. This is going to be one of those weeks where I can’t help but read everything and watch everything. You guys remember Michael Cohen? He’s Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and lawyer for the Trump Organization. He paid off Stormy Daniels with hush money in 2016. He also makes appearances across many cable news channels, coming off as squirrelly and treasonous. Well, on Monday morning, the FBI raided Michael Cohen’s office, home and hotel room. *gets a bowl of popcorn*

FBI agents on Monday raided the Manhattan office of President Trump’s private lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records about Cohen’s clients, including those related to a 2016 payment he made to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump.

Among the documents seized were privileged communications between Cohen and his clients — including those with Trump, according to a person familiar with the investigators’ work. Investigators took Cohen’s computer, phone and personal financial records as part of the search of his office at Rockefeller Center, the person said. The raid was first reported by the New York Times.

The raid is related to an investigation referred by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to federal prosecutors in New York, according to Stephen Ryan, an attorney for Cohen. Ryan called the tactics “inappropriate and unnecessary,” saying Cohen has “cooperated completely with all government entities, including providing thousands of non-privileged documents to the Congress and sitting for depositions under oath.”

Among the records seized by investigators were “protected attorney client communications,” according to Ryan. Dawn Dearden, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, declined to comment. Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, declined to comment. A White House spokesman declined to comment.

[From The Washington Post]

A few things to note, from various sources: this was not Robert Mueller’s team conducting the raid. Mueller and his team sent some information – known as a referral – to a New York FBI field office, which followed up on the referral provided by Mueller, and technically the search warrants were obtained by

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