Reports: FBI Raids Office Of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen
The FBI reportedly took tax documents, emails and business records, as well as information about Michael Cohen's payment to Stormy Daniels.
The New York Times and The Associated Press are reporting the FBI raided Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's office Monday. The Times says agents collected emails, tax documents and business records, including information about a payment made to adult film star Stephanie Clifford.
Clifford, who you also know by her stage name Stormy Daniels, says she had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006. She also says Cohen, Trump's personal attorney, paid her to keep her quiet. Cohen says he made that payment, though says it was lawful and that neither the Trump campaign nor the Trump Organization knew about the payment. The Times says some of the information seized includes communication between Trump and Cohen.
It's not clear what the FBI was looking for, though Cohen's lawyer told the Times the FBI searched Cohen's office, at least in part, because of a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. It doesn't appear the raid was directly tied to Mueller's investigation.
Cohen's lawyer called the search "inappropriate and unnecessary."
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.
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