President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen said the FBI agents who raided his office and residence were “professional, courteous and respectful” during their search. The comments counter the president’s own remarks about the bureau “breaking in” to his lawyer’s office in the immediate aftermath of the raid.
CNN reported Tuesday on Cohen’s comments — the first response since the raid carried out by FBI agents Monday.
“I am unhappy to have my personal residence and office raided,” Cohen told CNN by phone. “But I will tell you that members of the FBI that conducted the search and seizure were all extremely professional, courteous and respectful. And I thanked them at the conclusion.”
When host Don Lemon asked Cohen if he was worried about the search, the president’s attorney said he “would be lying” if he said he wasn’t.
“Do I need this in my life? No,” he said. “Do I want to be involved in this? No.”
Cohen remains insistent that the $130,000 “hush agreement” payment to Trump mistress Stormy Daniels was legal, but told Lemon that given the raid, he’d “rethink how he handled the payments” because of how the search impacted his family.