Michael Cohen’s phone logs monitored by feds — and at least one White House call intercepted
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Federal officials have been wiretapping Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen for weeks, according to a new report from NBC News.

Citing two sources, NBC News reports that the wiretap "was in place in the weeks leading up to the raids on Cohen's offices, hotel room, and home in early April."

Additionally, NBC News' sources say that at least one call made between Cohen and the White House was intercepted, although it's not clear that Cohen spoke directly with President Donald Trump in the intercepted call.

Although investigators have revealed in the past that they have conducted secret searches of Cohen's email archives, this is the first time that it's been revealed that officials had been tapping Cohen's phones as well.

NBC's sources also claim that new White House lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the president to stop calling Cohen on the phone shortly after getting hired, as he thought it was likely that Cohen's communications were being monitored.

"Giuliani is also described as having warned Trump that Cohen is likely to flip on him, something Trump pushed back on, telling Giuliani that he has known Cohen for years and expects him to be loyal, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the conversations," the report also claims.

UPDATE: NBC News posted an update to this story saying that three senior officials dispute the claim. They said that the feds monitored Cohen's phones through merely a log of calls called a "pen register," not through wiretaps.

A previous headline for this story said that the phones were tapped.