Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump lashes out after Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on his lawyer

Trump lashes out after Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on his lawyer

The federal agents who raided the office of US President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for records about payments to a former Playboy playmate and to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who both claim to have had affairs with Trump. Cohen has denied any involvement in the alleged threat.

Mr. Trump considered firing Mr. Rosenstein last summer.

President Trump is not happy about the FBI's raid on the office of his personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Police and security stand outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the location for the offices of U.S. President Donald Tump's lawyer Michael Cohen which was raided by the F.B.I. today in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 9, 2018.

Separately, Mueller and his 17 prosecutors are preparing for two separate trials of Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who is accused in a pair of indictments of money laundering, conspiracy, bank and tax fraud, and failing to register as a lobbyist for politicians in Ukraine.

The front of the building where President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen lives in NY on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Cohen's lawyer Ryan said Monday the raid was inappropriate and that Cohen has cooperated with authorities.

Mueller, meanwhile, appears to be making strategic moves that could help preserve his investigation even if Trump removes him, according to current and former USA officials.

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As a plaintiff's lawyer, Avennati is "incredibly tenacious" and isn't afraid of "rubbing people the wrong way", said Brian Kabateck, a Los Angeles trial lawyer and the incoming president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. But he indicated in a late afternoon tweet Tuesday that he and his client would "fully cooperate with any search for the truth".

As luck would have it, we now have a much clearer sense of what - exactly - that purview is, given the recent release of a memo, written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, outlining in explicit detail that which he authorized Robert Mueller and his team to investigate.

In addition, the warrant said it related in part to election laws. In this case, that is Geoffrey Berman, a Trump appointee. The Justice Department requires that a raid that could violate attorney-client privilege must be approved at different levels.

Cohen did not fault the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who conducted the raid at his house, office and a hotel where he is temporarily staying.

The raid enraged Trump, who on Monday condemned the move as a "disgrace" and a "pure and simple witch hunt". He also called Mueller's investigation "an attack on our country", prompting new speculation that he might seek the removal of the Justice Department's special counsel.

Senior members of the U.S. Congress have repeatedly urged Trump not to fire the special counsel.

Chris Christie, the Republican former governor of New Jersey and onetime head of the Trump transition team, pushed back against the President's assertion that "attorney-client privilege is dead" in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" by explaining how the taint team will work.

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