F.B.I Raids Michael Cohen’s Office

The New York Times has reported that the office of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has been raided,

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

Mr. Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan had this to say,

“Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”

More from the Times article,

The seized records include communications between Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen, which would likely require a special team of agents to review because conversations between lawyers and clients are protected from scrutiny in most instances.

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Update:

According to NBC:

Several law enforcement officials confirmed the search of Cohen’s office was not the work of Mueller’s prosecutors. It involves a matter that the Mueller team came across, concluded did not fall under their mandate and passed on to the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York.

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Also from NBC, this raid was not based on a subpoena:

A person familiar with the matter told NBC News that this was not a subpoena requesting documents from Cohen. Instead, the source said, this was a court-authorized search, which means there was sufficient probable cause for a federal judge to agree that a search involving the president’s personal attorney could occur without any advance notice to Cohen.

Update 2: The President has weighed in.

“It’s a Disgrace”

He went on to say Sessions wouldn’t have been AG had they known he was going to recuse himself from the “Russian Thingy”

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