Quantcast
Connect with us

FBI raids office of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and seizes records linked to Stormy Daniels payment

Published

on

The FBI on Monday raided the office of Michael Cohen, who has served as Donald Trump’s personal lawyer for years.

The FBI also raided Cohen’s personal residence in New York, according to CBS News.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained search warrants after receiving a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, according to the New York Times, which first reported the raid.

ADVERTISEMENT

Agents reportedly seized documents related to payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, along with other emails, tax documents and business records.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has claimed she had an affair with Trump but was paid $130,000 to keep quiet.

Daniels told CBS News’ “60 Minutes” last month that she had unprotected sex with Trump after meeting him at an event in July 2006. She said she originally accepted the hush money because she was afraid.

Cohen has insisted that he made the payment to Daniels out of his own pocket. He has denied that the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign had any involvement.

The records seized from Cohen’s office also included communications between Trump and Cohen, the Times reported.

ADVERTISEMENT

The federal raid does not appear to be a part of Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, “but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York,” the Times explained.

Cohen’s lawyer described the search as “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Never Trump conservative strategist punches back at Laura Ingraham for saying he’s ‘hoping for calamity’

Published

on

On Tuesday, Fox News host Laura Ingraham lashed out at former GOP strategist and Never Trump conservative Steve Schmidt for criticizing President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, accusing him of "hoping for calamity."

Another irrelevant NeverTrump former Republican “strategist” who sounds like he’s hoping for calamity. https://t.co/JrII3n4EkH

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 31, 2020

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Kellyanne Conway is preparing to spread the ‘Big Lie’ designed to absolve Trump of screwing up coronavirus response: op-ed

Published

on

Writing in the Washington Post this Tuesday, Greg Sargent warns that President Trump's campaign is gearing up to disseminate a new "Big Lie" in a bid to ensure he's re-elected in the wake of his mishandling of the response to the coronavirus pandemic -- and Kellyanne Conway is leading the initial push.

According to the Big Lie, as relayed by Conway, the coronavirus was "unanticipated" and Trump will lead the country back to its former glory.

Sargent writes that in reality, "Trump vastly minimized the crisis in real time for weeks and weeks, at a time when his own health-care officials, as well as members of Congress and outside experts, were frantically doing the opposite, badly hampering the federal response."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

This researcher literally wrote the book on presidential failure — she’s never see anything like Trump’s

Published

on

“When presidents fail, they do so on a grand scale.”

That quote comes from “Why President Fail and How They Can Succeed Again,” a book by Elaine Kamarck, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government who worked in the White House under President Bill Clinton. The book was published in 2016, and in the shock of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, I gave it a read. As it documented the way much more prepared presidents had floundered when they needed to shine, the book terrified me about the prospects for a President Trump.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image