Tax investigators accused of 'interfering' in federal probe into Michael Cohen: report
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Tax investigators have been accused of "interfering" in the federal probe into Michael Cohen as they look into the lawyer's involvement in the Trump Organization.


CNN reported that Cohen's attorney is slated to meet with investigators with the New York state tax department Tuesday — a move the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York has asked other departments not to make.

"This is clear interference with an ongoing criminal investigation," a law enforcement official told CNN.

The network's sources also noted that tax officials probing potential tax fraud "have sought to include local prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney's office in any meeting with Cohen and his attorney."