The New York Times reports that the FBI on Monday raided the office of Michael Cohen, who has served as Donald Trump’s personal lawyer for years. The FBI also raided Cohen’s personal residence in New York, according to CBS News.
FBI agents have seized documents from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, in a dramatic new twist in the saga surrounding his personal dealings. Mr Cohen’s lawyer Stephen Ryan says the search warrants were executed by the office of the US Attorney for Southern District of New York but they are “in part” related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to the New York Times, which first reported the raid.
Agents reportedly seized documents related to payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, along with other emails, tax documents and business records.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has claimed she had an affair with Trump but was paid $130,000 to keep quiet.
Daniels told CBS News’ “60 Minutes” last month that she had unprotected sex with Trump after meeting him at an event in July 2006. She said she originally accepted the hush money because she was afraid.